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Deep Sky Objects in Cygnus, the Swan
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Cygnus, the Swan, 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
6997     Other 15 10 20:56.6 44:39 X  
6946     Galaxy 11.2/9.8 9.7 20:34.9 60:09 X  
7092   39 OC 32 5.5 21:32.2 48:27 X  
6811     OC 13 9 19:38.1 46:33 X HOLE IN A CLUSTER
6819     OC 5 10 19:41.4 40:12 X  
6834     OC 5 10 19:52.2 29:25 X  
6866     OC 7 9 20:03.7 43:59 X  
6871     OC 20 6 20:05.8 35:46 X  
6883     OC 15 8 20:11.2 35:51 X  
6910     OC 8 7.5 20:23.1 40:47 X  
6913   29 OC 7 9 20:23.9 38:32 X COOLING TOWER
7031     OC 5 11 21:07.3 50:50 X  
7039     OC 25 7 21:12.2 45:39 X  
7044     OC ??? 11.5 21:12.9 42:29 X  
7062     OC 7 11.5 21:23.2 46:22 X  
7063     OC 8 9 21:24.4 36:29 X  
7082     OC 25 7.2 21:29.4 47:06 X  
7086     OC 9 11.5 21:30.6 51:36 X  
7128     OC 3 11.5 21:44.1 53:43 X  
  1369   OC ??? 6.8 21:12.1 47:44 X  
  4996   OC ??? 7.3 20:16.5 37:38 X  
  5146   OC+Neb ??? 7.2 21:53.4 47:16 X COCOON NEBULA
7048     PN 1 11.5 21:14.2 46:16 X  
6826     PN 2.3 9 19:44.9 50:32 X BLINKING PLANETARY
7027     PN 0.3 10.5 21:07.0 42:14 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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