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Deep Sky Objects in Carina, the Keel
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Carina, the Keel, 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
  2602   OC ??? 1.9 10:43.0 64:24 X SOUTHERN PLEIADES/THETA CARINAE
  2581   OC ??? 4.3 10:27.5 57:37 X  
  2714   OC ??? 8 11:17.5 62:43 X  
3324 2599   Nebula 16 6.7 10:37.3 58:38 X  
2822     Galaxy 3.4/2.4 11.6 09:13.8 69:39 X  
3059     Galaxy 3.8/3.6 11.6 09:50.1 73:55 X  
3136     Galaxy 3.3/2.4 11.7 10:05.8 67:23 X  
2808     GC 13.8 8 09:12.0 64:52 X  
3114     OC 35 4.5 10:02.7 60:07 X  
2516     OC 30 3.5 07:58.3 60:52 X  
3293     OC 40 7.5 10:35.8 58:14 X GEM CLUSTER
3496     OC 9 9 10:59.8 60:20 X  
3532     OC 55 3.5 11:06.4 58:40 X  
3572     OC 20 9 11:10.4 60:14 X  
3590     OC 4 8 11:12.9 60:47 X  
3603     OC 12 10.5 11:15.1 61:15 X  
3247     OC 7 9.5 10:25.9 57:56 X  
3211     PN 0.2 12 10:17.8 62:40 X  
2867     PN 0.2 9.5 09:24.9 58:19 X  
  2448   PN ??? 12 09:07.1 69:57 X  
  2501   PN ??? 11 09:38.8 60:05 X  
2640     Galaxy 2.2/1.9 10.8 08:37.4 55:07 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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2003 Kevin Muenzler, Eagle Creek Observatory.