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Deep Sky Objects in Canis Major, the Larger Dog
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Canis Major, the Larger Dog, 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
2325     Galaxy 3.5/2.1 12 07:02.7 28:42 X  
2217     Galaxy 4.2/3.7 11.6 06:21.7 27:14 X  
2280     Galaxy 6.6/3.2 11.2 06:44.8 27:38 X  
2207     Ir Galaxy 4.2/2.6 11.8 06:16.4 21:22 X  
2292     Ir Galaxy 4/3.5 11.8 06:47.7 26:45 X  
2360     OC 13 7.2 07:17.6 15:39 X  
2354     OC 20 9 07:14.3 25:44 X  
2384     OC 3 8 07:25.1 21:02 X  
2362     OC 8 4.1 07:18.8 24:57 X TAU CLUSTER/MEXICAN JUMPING STAR
2287   41 OC 38 5 06:47.0 20:44 X  
2367     OC 4 8 07:20.1 21:56 X  
2243     OC 5 10.5 06:29.8 31:17 X  
2374     OC 19 7.5 07:24.1 13:15 X  
2383     OC 6 8.5 07:24.8 20:56 X  
2204     OC 13 9.5 06:15.7 18:39 X  
2345     OC 12 8 07:08.4 13:09 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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