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Deep Sky Objects in Puppis, the Stern
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Puppis, the Stern, 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
2559     Galaxy 3.7/1.7 11.7 08:17.1 27:27 X  
2566     Galaxy 3.4/2.3 11.8 08:18.8 25:30 X  
2298     GC 6.8 10.5 06:49.0 36:00 X  
2437   46 OC 27 6.5 07:41.8 14:50 X  
2455     OC 8 10 07:49.0 21:18 X  
2453     OC 5 9 07:47.8 27:14 X  
2451     OC 45 3.5 07:45.4 37:58 X  
2439     OC 10 7 07:40.8 31:39 X  
2432     OC 8 10 07:40.9 19:05 X  
2477     OC 27 5.5 07:52.3 38:33 X  
2421     OC 10 9 07:36.3 20:37 X  
2479     OC 7 10 07:55.1 17:43 X  
2414     OC 4 8 07:33.2 15:26 X  
2396     OC 10 7.5 07:28.2 11:44 X  
2447   93 OC 22 6.5 07:44.6 23:52 X  
2422   47 OC 30 4.5 07:36.5 14:28 X  
2423     OC 19 7 07:37.2 13:51 X  
2533     OC 4 10 08:07.0 29:54 X  
2587     OC 9 9 08:23.5 29:30 X  
2580     OC 8 9.5 08:21.6 30:19 X  
2571     OC 13 7.5 08:18.9 29:44 X  
2567     OC 10 8.5 08:18.6 30:38 X  
2546     OC 41 5 08:12.4 37:38 X  
2539     OC 22 8 08:10.8 12:49 X  
2588     OC 2 12 08:23.2 32:59 X  
2527     OC 22 8 08:05.3 28:10 X  
2509     OC 8 9.5 08:00.7 19:04 X  
2489     OC 8 9.5 07:56.2 30:04 X  
2483     OC 10 7.6 07:55.9 27:56 X  
2482     OC 12 8.5 07:54.9 24:18 X  
2467     OC+Neb 16 7 07:52.6 26:23 X  
2579     OC+Neb 10 9 08:21.1 36:11 X  
2440     PN 0.5 11.5 07:41.9 18:13 X  
2438     PN 1.1 11.5 07:41.8 14:44 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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