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Deep Sky Objects in Aquarius, the Water Carrier
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Aquarius, the Water Carrier, down to about magnitude 12.
The table is sorted by NGC number. If an IC or Messier number is associated with the object it is also noted.
Each entry will have a link to the Simbad and Aladin databases for further information. Click on the NCG/IC/Messier number to access these databases. There are also links to the Digitized Sky Survey site which has images taken in red light. These very detailed images are each 14x14 arc-seconds wide and are about 300k in size. For more about the Digitized Sky Survey click HERE.

Click HERE for an ETX tour.

NGC IC Messier Type Size
(arc sec)
Mag RA Dec DSS Other Name or comments
7727     Galaxy 4.7/4.1 11.5 23:39.9 12:18 X  
7723     Galaxy 3.5/2.2 11.9 23:39.0 12:58 X  
7606     Galaxy 4.9/2 11.5 23:19.1 08:29 X  
7377     Galaxy 4.1/3.4 11.9 22:47.8 22:19 X  
7184     Galaxy 5.9/1.3 11.8 22:02.6 20:49 X  
6981   72 GC 5.9 10 20:53.5 12:32 X  
7089   2 GC 12.9 7.5 21:33.5 00:49 X  
6994   73 OC 3 9 20:59.0 12:37 X  
7009     PN 1.7 8.5 21:04.3 11:22 X SATURN NEBULA

OC - Open Cluster PN - Planetary Nebula, GC - Globular Cluster, Ir Gal - Irregular Galaxy

Image created using TheSky 5.0 Level IV
available from Bisque Software


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2003 Kevin Muenzler, Eagle Creek Observatory.