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Deep Sky Objects in Gemini, the Twins
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Gemini, the Twins, 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
2158     GC 5 12 06:07.3 24:06 X  
  2157   OC ??? 8.4 06:05.0 24:00 X  
2420     OC 10 10 07:38.4 21:35 X  
2395     OC 12 9.5 07:27.1 13:35 X  
2355     OC 9 9.5 07:17.0 13:46 X  
2331     OC 18 8.5 07:07.3 27:22 X  
2304     OC 5 11 06:55.1 18:01 X  
2266     OC 7 9.5 06:43.3 26:58 X  
2129     OC 7 7 06:01.1 23:18 X  
2168   35 OC 28 5.5 06:08.8 24:21 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.