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Deep Sky Objects in Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, 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
4912     Other ??? 12 13:00.8 37:23 X  
4449     Galaxy 6.2/4.9 10 12:28.2 44:06 X  
5194   51 Galaxy 10.8/6.6 8.9 13:29.9 47:12 X WHIRLPOOL/QUESTION MARK GALAXY
5055   63 Galaxy 12.6/7.5 9.3 13:15.8 42:02 X SUNFLOWER GALAXY
4736   94 Galaxy 12.3/10.8 8.9 12:50.9 41:07 X  
4258   106 Galaxy 17.4/6.6 9.1 12:19.0 47:18 X  
4111     Galaxy 4.6/1 11.7 12:07.0 43:04 X  
4143     Galaxy 2.9/1.9 11.8 12:09.6 42:32 X  
4145     Galaxy 5.9/4.1 11.5 12:10.0 39:53 X  
4151     Galaxy 6.8/5.3 11.1 12:10.5 39:25 X  
4214     Galaxy 8.4/7.2 10.2 12:15.7 36:20 X  
4242     Galaxy 5.2/4 11.5 12:17.5 45:37 X  
4395     Galaxy 12.3/10 10.6 12:25.8 33:33 X  
      Galaxy 16/13 11.7 12:25.8 33:33 X  
4490     Galaxy 6.4/3.2 10.2 12:30.6 41:38 X COCOON GALAXY
4618     Galaxy 4.2/3.4 11.2 12:41.5 41:09 X  
4631     Galaxy 15.2/2.8 9.7 12:42.1 32:32 X WHALE/HERRING GALAXY
4656     Galaxy 15.3/2.4 10.7 12:44.0 32:11 X  
5005     Galaxy 5.8/2.9 10.6 13:10.9 37:03 X  
5033     Galaxy 9.8/3.6 10.7 13:13.5 36:36 X  
5195     Galaxy 5.9/4.6 10.5 13:30.0 47:16 X  
5371     Galaxy 4.2/3.4 11.3 13:55.7 40:28 X  
  4182   Galaxy 6/5.5 11.7 13:05.8 37:36 X  
4244     Galaxy 15.9/1.8 10.7 12:17.5 37:48 X  
5272   3 GC 16.2 7 13:42.3 28:22 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.