Deep Sky Objects
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M6 NGC 6405
4.21600
Butterfly Cluster
Type E Open Cluster
25' 25 ly
Scorpius
17h 40.1' -32 13'
M7 NGC 6475
3.3800
Ptolemy's Cluster
Type E Open Cluster
80 stars brighter  
than 10th mag.  
80' 20 ly
Scorpius
17h 53.9' -34 49'
M11 NGC 6705
6.36000
Wild Duck Cluster
Type G Open Cluster
~2900 stars  
14' ~30 ly
Scutum
18h 51.1' -06 16'
M18 NGC 6613
7.54900
M18
Type D Open Cluster
between  
M17 and M24  
9'17 ly
Sagittarius
18h 19.9' -17 08'
M21 NGC 6531
6.5 4250
M21
Type D Open Cluster
~50 stars  
M20 & M21  
13' ~15 ly
Sagittarius
18h 04.6' -22 30'
M23 NGC 6494
6.9 2150
M23
Type E Open Cluster
~120 stars  
27' 15 ly
Sagittarius
17h 56.8' -19 01'
M24
(inc. NGC 6603)
4.6 10,000
Sagittarius Star Cloud
Milky Way Patch
part of a spiral  
arm of the galaxy  
1.5 1000s ly
Sagittarius
18h 16.9' -18 29'
M25
(IC 4725)
4.6 2000
M25
Type D Open Cluster
 
 
32' 21 ly
Sagittarius
18h 31.6' -19 15'
M26 NGC 6694
8.0 5000
M26
Type F Open Cluster
15' 22 ly
Scutum
18h 45.2' -09 24'
M29 NGC 6913
7.1 4000
M29
Type D Open Cluster
~50 stars  
7' 11 ly
Cygnus
20h 23.9' +38 32'
M34 NGC 1039
5.5 1400
M34
Type D Open Cluster
~100 stars  
35' 14 ly
Perseus
2h 42' +42 47
M35 NGC 2168
5.3 2800
M35
Type E Open Cluster
several hundred stars  
right next to NGC 2158  
wide   zoom  
28' 24 ly
Gemini
6h 08.9' +24 20'
M36 NGC 1960
6.3 4100
M36
Type F Open Cluster
~60 stars  
similar to Pleiades  
12' 14 ly
Auriga
5h 36.1' +34 08'
M37 NGC 2099
6.2 4400
M37
Type F Open Cluster
~500 stars  
24' 25 ly
Auriga
5h 52.4' +32 33'
M38 NGC 1912
7.4 4200
M38
Type E Open Cluster
"pi" shaped  
21' 25 ly
Auriga
5h 28.4' +35 50'
M39 NGC 7092
4.6 825
M39
Type E Open Cluster
~30 stars  
32' 7 ly
Cygnus
21h 32.2' +48 26'
M41 NGC 2287
4.5 2300
M41
Type E Open Cluster
~100 stars  
4 south of Sirius  
38' 25 ly
Canis Major
6h 46' -20 44'
M44 NGC 2632
3.7 577
Praesepe / Beehive Cluster
Type D Open Cluster
~300 stars  
95' ~20 ly
Cancer
8h 40.1' +19 59'
M46 NGC 2437
6.0 5400
M46
Type F Open Cluster
~500 stars  
inc. unassoc. NGC 2438  
27' ~30 ly
Puppis
7h 41.8' -14 49'
M47 NGC 2422
5.2 1600
M47
Type D Open Cluster
~50 stars  
30' 12 ly
Puppis
7h 36.6' -14 30'
M48 NGC 2548
5.5 1500
M48
Type F Open Cluster
~80 stars  
54' 23 ly
x
8h 13.8' -05 48'
M50 NGC 2323
5.9 3200
M50
Type E Open Cluster
~200 stars  
15'x20' ~20 ly
Monoceros
7h 03.2' -08 20'
M52 NGC 7654
7.3 5000
M52
Type E Open Cluster
13' 19 ly
Cassiopeia
23h 24.2' +61 35'
M67 NGC 2682
6.1 2700
M67
among oldest known  
~500 stars, many sunlike  
~200 white dwarfs  
30' ~25 ly
Type F Open Cluster
Cancer
8h 50.4' +11 49'
M93 NGC 2447
6.0 3600
M93
Type G Open Cluster
detail pic  
22' 22 ly
Puppis
7h 44.6' -23 52'
M103 NGC 581
7.4 8500
M103
Type D Open Cluster
~170 stars  
6' 15 ly
Cassiopeia
1h 33.2' +60 42'
NGC 3293
4.78400
NGC 3293
Type D Open Cluster
Carina
wide pic  
over 50 stars  
very young cluster  
10h 35.8' -58 14'
6'-10' ~15 ly
NGC 3766
5.3 5500
Pearl Cluster
Open Cluster
Centaurus
next to the Nebula  
Lambda Centauri  
11h 36.1' -61 37'
12' ~



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