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Deep Sky Objects in Draco, the Dragon
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Draco, the Dragon, 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
5906     Galaxy 11.8/1.3 11.1 15:15.9 56:20 X  
5985     Galaxy 5.4/2.7 11.9 15:39.6 59:20 X  
3147     Galaxy 4.3/3.7 11.4 10:16.9 73:24 X  
4125     Galaxy 6/5.1 10.6 12:08.1 65:10 X  
4236     Galaxy 22.6/6.9 10.1 12:16.7 69:28 X  
4589     Galaxy 3.4/2.8 11.7 12:37.4 74:12 X  
5866   102 Galaxy 6.5/3.1 10.8 15:06.5 55:46 X SPINDLE GALAXY
5982     Galaxy 3/2.1 12 15:38.7 59:21 X  
      Galaxy 35.8/24.9 11.7 17:20.2 57:55 X DRACO DWARF GALAXY
6015     Galaxy 5.4/2.1 11.7 15:51.4 62:19 X  
6140     Galaxy 6.3/4.6 11.9 16:20.9 65:23 X  
6340     Galaxy 3/2.8 11.9 17:10.4 72:18 X  
6503     Galaxy 7/2.5 10.9 17:49.5 70:09 X  
6643     Galaxy 3.7/1.8 11.7 18:19.8 74:34 X  
5907     Galaxy 12.3 11.5 15:15.9 56:19 X SPLINTER GALAXY
6543     PN 5.8 9 17:58.6 66:38 X CAT'S EYE NEBULA

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.