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Deep Sky Objects in Ara, the Altar
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Ara, the Altar, 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
  4651   OC ??? 6.9 17:24.8 49:56 X  
6300     Galaxy 4.7/2.9 10.9 17:17.0 62:49 X  
6221     Galaxy 3.9/2.7 10.8 16:52.8 59:13 X  
6215     Galaxy 2.2/2 11.8 16:51.1 58:60 X  
6397     GC 25.7 7.5 17:40.8 53:41 X  
6362     GC 10.7 8.5 17:31.9 67:03 X  
6352     GC 7.1 9 17:25.5 48:25 X  
6253     OC 5 10 16:59.1 52:43 X  
6250     OC 8 8 16:58.0 45:48 X  
6208     OC 16 9 16:49.5 53:49 X  
6204     OC 5 8.5 16:46.5 47:01 X  
6200     OC 12 8 16:44.2 47:29 X  
6193     OC 15 5.5 16:41.3 48:46 X  
6326     PN 0.2 12 17:20.8 51:45 X  

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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