Deep Sky Objects





M45
1.6 440
The Pleiades
Type C Open Cluster
~500 stars  
110' ~30 ly
Taurus
3h 47' +24 07'
Mel 25 Col 50
0.5 151
The Hyades
Open Cluster
contains Aldebaran  
though not associated  
330' 10-80 ly
Taurus
4h 27' +16
0.1 180,000
LMC
Large Magellanic Cloud
Irregular Dwarf Galaxy
Dorado
LMC & SMC  
Sattelite Galaxies  
of the Milky Way  
5h 23.6' -69 45'
650'x550' ~15 Kly
NGC 292
2.3 210,000
SMC
Small Magellanic Cloud
Irregular Dwarf Galaxy
Tucana
giant wide  
prox. NGC 362  
& 47 Tucanae  
0h 52.7' -72 50'
280'x160' ~15 Kly
600
Coalsack
Coalsack Nebula
Dark Nebula
Crux
 
associated with  
Southern Cross  
& Carina Nebula  
12h 52' -63 18'
7 x 5 ~33 ly
M40
(WNC 4)
8.4 510
Winnecke 4
Double Star
0.8' ~
Ursa Major
12h 22.4' +58 05'
M73 NGC 6994
9.0 2500
M73
Group or Asterism of 4 Stars
unknown if assoc.  
visually close to M72  
2.8' ~ly
Aquarius
20h 58.9' -12 38'



Deep Sky Objects