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Deep Sky Objects in Centaurus, the Centaur
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Centaurus, the Centaur, 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
  2944   OC ??? 4.5 11:37.9 63:21 X RUNNING CHICKEN/LAMBDA CENTAURI NEBULA
4945     Galaxy 19.8/4 9.3 13:05.4 49:28 X  
5253     Galaxy 4.6/1.7 11 13:39.9 31:39 X  
5266     Galaxy 3.3/2.3 12 13:43.0 48:10 X  
3557     Galaxy 4/3 11.6 11:10.0 37:32 X  
5121     Galaxy 1.9/1.5 11.6 13:24.8 37:41 X  
5102     Galaxy 8.6/2.7 10.5 13:22.0 36:38 X  
  4296   Galaxy 3.4/3.3 11.6 13:36.6 33:58 X  
5419     Galaxy 4.1/3.3 11.9 14:03.6 33:59 X  
5206     Galaxy 3.8/3.3 11.6 13:33.7 48:09 X  
5483     Galaxy 3.9/3.6 11.9 14:10.4 43:20 X  
4936     Galaxy 3.2/2.6 11.7 13:04.3 30:31 X  
4696     Galaxy 4.7/3.3 11.2 12:48.8 41:19 X  
4373     Galaxy 3.6/2.6 11.9 12:25.3 39:46 X  
5786     Galaxy 2.3/1.2 12 14:58.9 42:01 X  
  3370   Galaxy 2.8/2.2 11.9 12:27.6 39:20 X  
4976     Galaxy 5.1/2.6 11.1 13:08.6 49:30 X  
5139     GC 36.3 4 13:26.8 47:29 X OMEGA CENTAURI
5286     GC 9.1 9.5 13:46.4 51:22 X  
5128     Ir Galaxy 27/19.7 7.6 13:25.5 43:01 X HAMBURGER GALAXY/CENTAURUS A
5606     OC 3 10 14:27.8 59:38 X  
3680     OC 12 8.5 11:25.7 43:15 X  
3766     OC 12 4.5 11:36.1 61:37 X  
3960     OC 7 9 11:50.9 55:42 X  
4230     OC 6 9.5 12:17.3 55:08 X  
5662     OC 12 7.5 14:35.2 56:33 X  
5168     OC 4 11.5 13:31.2 60:56 X  
4852     OC 11 9 13:00.1 59:36 X  
5281     OC 5 8 13:46.6 62:54 X  
5460     OC 25 6 14:07.6 48:19 X  
5316     OC 14 9 13:53.9 61:52 X  
5138     OC 8 10 13:27.3 59:01 X  
5617     OC 10 8.5 14:29.8 60:43 X  
3918     PN 0.2 8.5 11:50.3 57:11 X BLUE PLANETARY NEBULA
5307     PN 0.2 12 13:51.1 51:12 X  
5333     Galaxy 1.9/1 11.9 13:54.4 48:31 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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