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Deep Sky Objects in Cetus, the Whale
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Cetus, the Whale, 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
894     Other 35/25 11.5 02:21.5 05:30 X  
864     Galaxy 4.7/3.2 11.7 02:15.5 06:00 X  
45     Galaxy 7.6/5.4 11.3 00:14.1 23:11 X  
157     Galaxy 4.1/2.7 11 00:34.8 08:24 X  
210     Galaxy 4.6/3.2 11.6 00:40.6 13:52 X  
247     Galaxy 21/5.6 9.6 00:47.1 20:46 X  
428     Galaxy 4/2.9 11.9 01:12.9 00:59 X  
578     Galaxy 4.8/3 11.5 01:30.5 22:40 X  
584 1712   Galaxy 3.3/1.9 11.4 01:31.3 06:52 X  
596     Galaxy 2.8/2.1 11.8 01:32.9 07:02 X  
1068   77 Galaxy 7.3/6.3 9.7 02:42.7 00:01 X CETUS A
779     Galaxy 4.1/1.2 11.9 01:59.7 05:58 X  
  1613   Galaxy 16.6/14.9 9.9 01:04.9 02:08 X  
908     Galaxy 6.1/2.7 10.9 02:23.1 21:14 X  
936     Galaxy 4.3/3.8 11.1 02:27.6 01:09 X  
988     Galaxy 4.6/2.5 11.4 02:35.5 09:22 X  
1042     Galaxy 4.9/4 11.5 02:40.4 08:26 X  
1052     Galaxy 2.8/2 11.4 02:41.1 08:15 X  
1055     Galaxy 7.6/3 11.4 02:41.7 00:27 X  
1073     Galaxy 4.9/4.3 11.5 02:43.7 01:23 X  
1087     Galaxy 3.9/2.3 11.5 02:46.4 00:30 X  
720     Galaxy 4.4/2.2 11.2 01:53.0 13:44 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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