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Deep Sky Objects in Monoceros, the Unicorn
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Monoceros, the Unicorn, 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
2269     OC 4 10 06:43.9 04:33 X  
2215     OC 11 8.5 06:20.8 07:18 X  
2232     OC 30 4 06:26.7 04:44 X  
2236     OC 7 11.5 06:29.6 06:50 X  
2250     OC 8 9 06:32.7 05:02 X  
2251     OC 10 8.5 06:34.8 08:22 X  
2252     OC 20 7.5 06:34.9 05:23 X  
2254     OC 4 11 06:36.1 07:41 X  
2259     OC 5 11 06:38.6 10:54 X  
2323   50 OC 16 7 07:02.9 08:20 X HEART-SHAPED CLUSTER
2262     OC 4 11.5 06:38.4 01:12 X  
2506     OC 7 8.5 08:00.1 10:47 X  
2286     OC 15 8.5 06:47.7 03:11 X  
2301     OC 12 6.5 06:51.8 00:28 X  
2302     OC 3 8.9 06:51.9 07:04 X  
2309     OC 3 10.5 06:56.0 07:12 X  
2311     OC 7 9.5 06:57.7 04:35 X  
2324     OC 8 9 07:04.2 01:04 X  
2335     OC 12 9.5 07:06.6 10:04 X  
2343     OC 7 8 07:08.3 10:39 X  
2353     OC 20 5 07:14.7 10:18 X  
2368     OC 5 12 07:21.0 10:23 X  
2244     OC+Neb 24 5 06:32.3 04:52 X  
2264     OC+Neb 60 4 06:41.2 09:54 X CHRISTMAS TREE CLUSTER/CONE 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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