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Deep Sky Objects in Mensa, the Table Mountain
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Mensa, the Table Mountain, 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
1841     GC ??? 12 04:45.0 84:00 X  
2121     GC 1.8 11.2 05:48.0 71:28 X  
2019     GC ??? 11 05:31.7 70:10 X  
1987     GC ??? 12 05:27.2 70:46 X  
1943     OC+Neb ??? 12 05:22.7 70:10 X  
2134     OC in LMC ??? 11 05:50.1 71:07 X  
2107     OC in LMC ??? 11.5 05:43.2 70:37 X  
2065     OC in LMC ??? 11 05:37.3 70:13 X  
2058     OC in LMC ??? 12 05:36.6 70:08 X  
1986     OC in LMC ??? 11 05:27.5 69:58 X  
1711     OC in LMC ??? 10 04:50.5 70:00 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.