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  Name

Designation

Object Type

Constellation

RA

DEC

Magnitude

Size in Arc Min

Double Sep / Pos

1

Orion Nebula

M42 / NGC1976

Diffuse Nebula

Orion

5h 35.4m

-5 27'

4

85x60

NA

2

Hercules Cluster

M13 / NGC6205

Globular Cluster

Hercules

16h 41.7m

36 28'

5.8

16.6

NA

3

Ring Nebula

M57 / NGC6720

Planetary Nebula

Lyra

18h 53.6m

33 2'

8.8

1.4x1.0

NA

4

Saturn

 

Solar System

NA

NA

NA

.6 to 1.5

15 to 21 sec

NA

5

Moon

 

Solar System

NA

NA

NA

-12.7 Full

31

NA

6

Andromeda

M31 / NGC224

Spiral Galaxy

Andromeda

0h 42.7m

41 16'

3.4

178x63

NA

7

Dumbbell Nebula

M27 / NGC6853

Planetary Nebula

Vulpecula

19h 59.6m

22 43

7.4

8x5.7

NA

8

Pleiades / Seven Sisters

M45

Open Cluster

Taurus

3h 47m

24 7'

1.6

110

NA

9

Jupiter

 

Solar System

NA

NA

NA

-2.5 to -1.2

33 to 50 sec

NA

10

Wild Duck Cluster

M11 / NGC6705

Open Cluster

Scutum

18h 51.1m

-6 16'

6.3

14

NA

11

Bode's Galaxy and
Cigar Galaxy

M81 / NGC3031
M82 / NGC3034

Spiral Galaxy
Irregular Galaxy

Ursa Major

9h 55.6m
9h 55.8m

69 4'
69 41

6.9
8.4

21x10
9x4

NA

12

Swan Nebula

M17 / NGC6618

Diffuse Nebula

Sagittarius

18h 20.8m

-16 11'

7

11

NA

13

Albireo-Double

Double List

Colored Double Star

Cygnus

19h 30.7m

27 58'

3.1 / 5.1

NA

34.2" / 54

14

Perseus Double Cluster

NGC869 & 884

Two Open Clusters

Perseus

2h 20.7m

57 07'

5.3 / 6.1

both 30

NA

15

Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 / NGC5194

Spiral Galaxy

Canes Venatici

13h 29.9m

47 12'

8.4

11x7

NA

16

Lagoon Nebula

M8 / NGC6523

Diffuse Nebula

Sagittarius

18h 3.8m

-24 23'

6

90x40

NA

17

Beehive Cluster

M44 / NGC2632

Open Cluster

Cancer

8h 40.1m

19 59'

3.7

95

NA

18

Western Veil Nebula
Eastern Veil Nebula

NGC6960
NGC6992

Super Nova Remnant

Cygnus

20h 45.7m
20h 56.2m

30 43
31 04

NA

70x6
25x20

NA

19

Omega Centauri

NGC5139

Globular Cluster

Centauri

13h 26.8m

-47 29'

3.7

36

NA

20

Globular in Sagittarius

M22 / NGC6656

Globular Cluster

Sagittarius

18h 36.4m

-23 54'

5.1

24

NA

21

Butterfly Cluster

M6 / NGC6405

Open Cluster

Scorpius

17h 40.1m

-32 13'

5.3

25

NA

22

Double Double - Epsilon Lyra 1 & 2

Double List

System of Twin Doubles

Lyra

18h 44.3m

39 40'

5.0 / 6.1
5.2 / 5.5

NA

2.6"/208"/2.3" 357/173/94

23

Jewel Box

NGC4755

Open Cluster

Crux

12h 53.5m

-60 20'

4.2

10

NA

24

Blue Snowball Planetary Nebula

NGC7662

Planetary Nebula

Andromeda

23h 25.9m

42 33'

8.6

17x14

NA

25

Spiral Galaxy

M66 / NGC3627

Spiral Galaxy

Leo

11h 20.2m

12 59'

8.9

8x3

NA

26

Coathanger - CR399

Asterism List

Asterism

Vulpecula

19h 25.4m

20 8'

3.0

60

NA

27

Galaxy in Leo

M65 / NGC3623

Spiral Galaxy

Leo

11h 18.9m

13 5'

9.3

8x2

NA

28

Ptolemy's Cluster

M7 / NGC6475

Open Cluster

Scorpius

17h 53.9m

-34 49'

4.1

80

NA

29

Berenice's Hair Clip

NGC4565

Edge on Galaxy

Coma Berenice

12h 36.3m

25 59'

9.6

15x2

NA

30

Globular in Pegasus

M15 / NGC7078

Globular Cluster

Pegasus

21h 30.0m

12 10'

6.2

12

NA

31

Owl Cluster

NGC457

Open Cluster

Cassiopeia

1h 19.2m

5820'

6.4

13

NA

32

Milky Way

 

Our Galaxy

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

33

Trapezium in Orion

Center of M42

Asterism

Orion

5h 35.4m

-5 27'

5.4 to 11

15"x9"

NA

34

Open Cluster in Puppis

M46 / NGC2437

Open Cluster

Puppis

7h 41.8m

-14 49'

6

27

NA

35

Double Triangle (Star Gate)

Asterism List

Asterism

Corvus

12h 36.0m

-12 0'

6.6 to 8.0

NA

NA

36

24 Com Double

Double List

Colored Double Star

Coma Berenice

12h 35.1m

18 23'

5.2 / 6.7

NA

20.3" / 271

37

Open Cluster in Sagittarius

M25 / IC4725

Open Cluster

Sagittarius

18h 31.6m

-19 15'

6.5

40

NA

38

Open Cluster in Gemini

M35 / NGC2168

Open Cluster

Gemini

6h 8.9m

24 20'

5.3

28

NA

39

Open Cluster in Cepheus

NGC7510

Open Cluster

Cepheus

23h 11.5m

50 34'

7.9

4

NA

40

Globular Cluster in Hercules

M92 / NGC6341

Globular Cluster

Hercules

17h 17.1m

43 8'

6.4

11.2

NA

41

47 Tucanae

NGC104

Globular Cluster

Tucanae

0h 24.2m

-72 04'

4

31

NA

42

Galaxy in Andromeda

NGC891

Edge on Galaxy

Andromeda

2h 22.6m

42 20'

9.9

14x3

NA

43

Open Cluster in Ophiuchus

NGC6633

Open Cluster

Ophiuchus

18h 27.7m

6 34'

4.6

27

NA

44

Galaxy in Coma Berenices

M100 / NGC4321

Spiral Galaxy

Coma Berenice

12h 22.9m

15 49'

9.3

7x6

NA

45

Table of Scorpius

NGC6231

Open Cluster

Scorpius

16h 54.0m

-41 48'

2.6

15

NA

46

Trifid Nebula

M20 / NGC6514

Diffuse Nebula

Sagittarius

18h 2.6m

-23 2'

9

28

NA

47

Betelgeuse

Named Star

Colored Star

Orion

5h 55.2m

7 24'

.6

NA

NA

48

Globular in Sagittarius

M55 / NGC6809

Globular Cluster

Sagittarius

19h 40.0m

-30 58'

6.3

19

NA

49

Open Cluster in Auriga

M36 / NGC1960

Open Cluster

Auriga

5h 36.1m

34 8'

6.3

12

NA

50

Eagle Nebula & Cluster

M16 / NGC6611

Nebula & Open Cluster

Serpens

18h 18.8m

-13 47'

6.4

7

NA


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