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Deep Sky Objects in Ursa Major, the Great Bear
Here is a listing of the brightest Deep Sky Objects in Ursa Major, the Great Bear, 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
3180     Other 70/70 10 10:18.1 41:25 X  
3031   81 Galaxy 24.9/11.5 7.8 09:55.6 69:04 X BODE'S GALAXY
3665     Galaxy 3.5/3 11.7 11:24.7 38:46 X  
3642     Galaxy 5.5/4.7 11.6 11:22.3 59:05 X  
3631     Galaxy 5/4.8 10.8 11:21.0 53:10 X  
3613     Galaxy 3.6/2 11.8 11:18.6 58:00 X  
3610     Galaxy 2.5/2.5 11.7 11:18.4 58:47 X  
3583     Galaxy 2.5/1.5 12 11:14.2 48:19 X  
3359     Galaxy 7.5/4.2 11 10:46.6 63:13 X  
3319     Galaxy 6.1/3.4 11.5 10:39.2 41:41 X  
3310     Galaxy 2.8/2.6 11.4 10:38.8 53:30 X  
3198     Galaxy 8.1/3 10.9 10:19.9 45:33 X  
3184     Galaxy 7.6/7.4 10.3 10:18.3 41:25 X  
3690     Galaxy 2.4/2 12 11:28.5 58:33 X  
3077     Galaxy 5.2/4.7 10.6 10:03.4 68:44 X  
3718     Galaxy 8.2/3.5 11.6 11:32.6 53:04 X  
2985     Galaxy 4.6/3.4 11.2 09:50.3 72:17 X  
2976     Galaxy 6.2/3.1 10.8 09:47.3 67:55 X  
2950     Galaxy 2.7/1.8 11.9 09:42.6 58:51 X  
2841     Galaxy 7.7/3.6 10.1 09:22.0 50:59 X  
2805     Galaxy 6.3/4.5 11.5 09:20.3 64:06 X  
2787     Galaxy 3.1/1.8 11.8 09:19.3 69:12 X  
2768     Galaxy 8.2/5.3 10.9 09:11.6 60:02 X  
2681     Galaxy 3.7/3.7 11.1 08:53.5 51:19 X  
3992   109 Galaxy 7.5/4.4 10.6 11:57.6 53:23 X  
3556   108 Galaxy 8.6/2.4 10.6 11:11.5 55:40 X  
5457   101 Galaxy 28.5/28.3 8.2 14:03.2 54:21 X PINWHEEL GALAXY
3034   82 Galaxy 10.5/5.1 9.2 09:55.9 69:41 X CIGAR GALAXY/URSA MAJOR A
3079     Galaxy 8.1/1.3 11.5 10:02.0 55:41 X  
4026     Galaxy 4.7/1.2 11.7 11:59.4 50:58 X  
  2574   Galaxy 12.9/5.3 10.8 10:28.4 68:25 X CODDINGTON'S NEBULA
5585     Galaxy 5.8/3.6 11.2 14:19.8 56:44 X  
5474     Galaxy 5/4.5 11.3 14:05.0 53:40 X  
5322     Galaxy 6/4.1 11.1 13:49.3 60:11 X  
5204     Galaxy 5/3 11.7 13:29.6 58:25 X  
4605     Galaxy 5.9/2.4 10.8 12:40.0 61:37 X  
4144     Galaxy 6.1/1.5 12 12:10.0 46:27 X  
4100     Galaxy 5.4/1.7 11.9 12:06.1 49:35 X  
4096     Galaxy 6.5/1.8 11.5 12:06.0 47:29 X  
4088     Galaxy 5.6/2.1 11.1 12:05.6 50:33 X  
4062     Galaxy 4/1.8 11.9 12:04.1 31:54 X  
4051     Galaxy 5.3/4.4 10.8 12:03.2 44:32 X  
3675     Galaxy 6.2/3.6 10.8 11:26.1 43:35 X  
4036     Galaxy 4/1.8 11.5 12:01.5 61:54 X  
3938     Galaxy 5.1/5 10.8 11:52.8 44:07 X  
3726     Galaxy 6/4.1 10.9 11:33.3 47:02 X  
3729     Galaxy 2.9/1.9 12 11:33.8 53:08 X  
3756     Galaxy 4.2/2.1 12 11:36.8 54:18 X  
3877     Galaxy 5.3/1.2 11.9 11:46.1 47:30 X  
4041     Galaxy 2.7/2.6 11.9 12:02.2 62:08 X  
3898     Galaxy 3.8/2.6 11.6 11:49.3 56:05 X  
      Galaxy 7.7/6 11.1 08:19.1 70:43 X  
3941     Galaxy 3.5/2.5 11.3 11:52.9 36:59 X  
3945     Galaxy 6.4/4.2 11.4 11:53.2 60:41 X  
3949     Galaxy 2.9/1.7 11.4 11:53.7 47:52 X  
3953     Galaxy 6.9/3.6 10.6 11:53.8 52:20 X  
3982     Galaxy 2.3/2 11.9 11:56.5 55:07 X  
3998     Galaxy 2.7/2.3 11.6 11:57.9 55:27 X  
3893     Galaxy 4.5/2.4 10.9 11:48.6 48:43 X  
3587   97 PN 3.2 12 11:14.7 55:02 X OWL 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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