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Deep Sky Objects in Hydra, the Sea Serpent
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Hydra, the Sea Serpent, 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
3621     Galaxy 12.4/5.7 9.7 11:18.3 32:49 X  
5236   83 Galaxy 13.1/12.2 8 13:37.0 29:52 X SOUTHERN PINWHEEL GALAXY
2784     Galaxy 5.7/2.5 11.3 09:12.3 24:10 X  
2835     Galaxy 6.3/4.2 11 09:17.9 22:21 X  
2986     Galaxy 3.5/3 11.7 09:44.3 21:17 X  
3109     Galaxy 19.7/3.4 10.4 10:03.1 26:10 X  
3585     Galaxy 5.2/3.1 10.9 11:13.3 26:45 X  
3885     Galaxy 2.7/1 12 11:46.8 27:55 X  
3904     Galaxy 2.7/2 11.8 11:49.2 29:17 X  
3923     Galaxy 6.6/4.5 10.6 11:51.0 28:48 X  
5061     Galaxy 3.5/2.9 11.3 13:18.1 26:50 X  
5078     Galaxy 4.1/2.1 11.7 13:19.8 27:25 X  
5101     Galaxy 5.7/4.7 11.4 13:21.8 27:26 X  
5694     GC 3.6 11 14:39.6 26:32 X  
4590   68 GC 12 9 12:39.5 26:45 X  
4105     Ir Galaxy 2.8/2.1 11.5 12:06.7 29:46 X  
2548   48 OC 54 5.5 08:13.6 05:48 X  
3242     PN 20.8 9 10:24.8 18:38 X EYE NEBULA/GHOST OF JUPITER

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.