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Deep Sky Objects in Pyxis, the Mariner's Compass
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Pyxis, the Mariner's Compass, 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
2663     Galaxy 3.5/2.4 11.9 08:45.1 33:48 X  
2613     Galaxy 7.1/1.6 11.2 08:33.4 22:58 X  
2818     OC 9 10 09:16.0 36:36 X  
2658     OC 12 9 08:43.4 32:39 X  
2635     OC 3 10 08:38.5 34:46 X  
2627     OC 11 8.5 08:37.3 29:57 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.