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Deep Sky Objects in Auriga, the Charioteer
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Auriga, the Charioteer, 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
1724     Other ??? 10 05:03.5 49:30 X  
2281     OC 15 7 06:49.4 41:03 X  
2192     OC 6 11 06:15.1 39:51 X  
2126     OC 6 10 06:02.9 49:54 X  
1907     OC 7 10.5 05:28.1 35:19 X  
1893     OC 11 8 05:22.6 33:23 X  
1883     OC 3 12 05:26.0 46:32 X  
1857     OC 6 8.5 05:20.0 39:21 X  
1778     OC 7 8.5 05:08.1 37:03 X  
1664     OC 18 8 04:51.0 43:43 X  
1912   38 OC 21 7 05:28.7 35:50 X STARFISH CLUSTER
2099   37 OC 24 6 05:52.3 32:32 X AURIGA SALT-AND-PEPPER/JANUARY SALT-AND-PEPPER CLUSTER
1960   36 OC 12 6.5 05:36.2 34:08 X PINWHEEL CLUSTER
  2149   PN ??? 11 05:56.3 46:07 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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