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Deep Sky Objects in Sagittarius, the Archer
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Sagittarius, the Archer, 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
6647     Other ??? 8 18:33.3 17:20 X  
6634   25 Other 40 6.5 18:29.9 33:25 X  
  4725   OC ??? 4.6 18:31.8 19:07 X  
  4991   Galaxy 2.6/1.8 11.9 20:18.4 41:03 X  
6902     Galaxy 6.1/4.1 11.7 20:24.5 43:39 X  
6822 4895   Galaxy 15.4/14.2 10.3 19:45.0 14:48 X BARNARD'S GALAXY
6544     GC 8.9 8.3 18:07.3 25:00 X  
6528     GC 3.7 11 18:04.8 30:03 X  
6522     GC 5.6 10.5 18:03.6 30:02 X  
6440     GC 5.4 12 17:48.9 20:22 X  
6864   75 GC 6 9.5 20:06.1 21:55 X  
6681   70 GC 7.8 9 18:43.2 32:18 X  
6569     GC 5.8 10.5 18:13.6 31:50 X  
6809   55 GC 19 7 19:40.0 30:58 X  
6553     GC 8.1 10 18:09.3 25:54 X  
6715   54 GC 9.1 8.5 18:55.1 30:29 X  
6626   28 GC 11.2 8.5 18:24.5 24:52 X  
6656   22 GC 24 6.5 18:36.4 23:54 X  
6637   69 GC 7.1 9 18:31.4 32:21 X  
6638     GC 5 10 18:30.9 25:30 X  
6723     GC 11 7.5 18:59.6 36:38 X  
6652     GC 3.5 10 18:35.8 32:59 X  
6642     GC 4.5 10.5 18:31.9 23:29 X  
6624     GC 5.9 9.5 18:23.7 30:22 X  
6645     OC 10 8.5 18:32.5 16:54 X  
6613   18 OC 9 8 18:20.0 17:07 X  
6531   21 OC 13 7 18:04.6 22:30 X  
6494   23 OC 27 6 17:56.8 19:01 X  
6568     OC 13 8.5 18:12.8 21:36 X  
6716     OC 7 7 18:54.6 19:53 X  
6546     OC 13 8.5 18:07.2 23:20 X  
6583     OC 3 12 18:15.8 22:08 X  
6469     OC 12 8 17:52.9 22:21 X  
6507     OC 7 9.5 17:59.7 17:23 X  
6520     OC 6 7.5 18:03.4 27:54 X  
6603     OC 5 11.5 18:18.4 18:25 X SAGITTARIUS STAR CLOUD/MILKY WAY PATCH/DELLE CAUSTICHE
6595 4700   OC+Neb 11 7 18:17.0 19:53 X  
6523   8 OC+Neb 90 5 18:03.8 24:23 X LAGOON/DRAGON NEBULA
6514   20 OC+Neb 29 5 18:02.3 23:02 X TRIFID NEBULA
6530     OC+Neb 15 7.5 18:04.8 24:20 X  
6618   17 OC+Neb 46 7 18:20.7 16:10 X OMEGA/SWAN/HORSESHOE/LOBSTER/CHECKMARK NEBULA
6644     PN 0.1 12 18:32.6 25:08 X  
6818     PN 0.3 10 19:43.9 14:08 X LITTLE GEM NEBULA
6629     PN 0.3 12 18:25.7 23:12 X  
  4776   PN ??? 12 18:45.8 33:21 X  
6567     PN 0.1 11.5 18:13.7 19:05 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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