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Deep Sky Objects in Fornax, the Furnace
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Fornax, the Furnace, 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
1340     Galaxy 6.1/3.8 11.4 03:28.3 31:04 X  
1366     Galaxy 2.1/0.9 12 03:33.9 31:12 X  
1097     Galaxy 9.4/6.6 10.3 02:46.3 30:16 X  
1201     Galaxy 3.3/1.9 11.7 03:04.1 26:04 X  
1255     Galaxy 4.2/2.7 11.5 03:13.5 25:44 X  
1302     Galaxy 4.1/3.7 11.6 03:19.8 26:04 X  
1316     Galaxy 12.8/9 9.3 03:22.7 37:12 X FORNAX A
1317     Galaxy 2.8/2.4 12 03:22.7 37:06 X  
1326     Galaxy 4.3/2.9 11.5 03:23.9 36:28 X  
1344     Galaxy 3.9 12 03:28.7 31:04 X  
986     Galaxy 4/3.2 11.6 02:33.6 39:03 X  
1365     Galaxy 11/6.2 10.3 03:33.6 36:08 X  
1427     Galaxy 3.8/2.6 11.8 03:42.3 35:24 X  
1371     Galaxy 5.9/3.8 11.6 03:35.0 24:56 X  
1374     Galaxy 2.7/2.4 12 03:35.3 35:14 X  
1379     Galaxy 2.4/2.3 11.7 03:36.1 35:26 X  
1380     Galaxy 4.8/2.9 10.9 03:36.4 34:59 X  
1385     Galaxy 3.6/2.2 11.6 03:37.5 24:30 X  
1387     Galaxy 3.2/3.1 11.8 03:37.0 35:30 X  
1398     Galaxy 7.2/5.2 10.6 03:38.9 26:20 X  
1399     Galaxy 7.4/6.7 10.4 03:38.5 35:27 X  
1425     Galaxy 5.8/2.5 11.4 03:42.2 29:54 X  
1350     Galaxy 5.4/2.9 11.2 03:31.1 33:38 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.