Space Catalogues

List of Deep Sky Objects Printable (Michael Vlasov)
This work is a printable field guide and observing list of deep-sky objects.

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Space Catalogues

  • lists the stars in each constellation according to their brightness.
  • first catalogue of non-stellar objects as galaxies, nebulae and star clusters, was made by an astronomer – Charles Messier (1730-1817).
  • a Messier catalogues list of 103 objects was published in 1781 by Charles Messier, the final catalogue lists 110 (galaxies, nebulae and star clusters.)
  • today the standard lists of non-stellar objects is the New General Catalogue (NGC) of nebulae and star clusters – first published in 1888, this soon ran to over 13,000 entries.
  • many objects are in boh the Messier and the NGC; therefore have two numbers. (for example; The Andromeda Galaxy is M31 and NGC 224.)

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For professional Space Catalogues

  • radio sources are listed in similar catalogues – such as Cambridge University’s 3C catalogue. (wikipedia)
  • first quasar to be discovered was 3C 273.
  • many pulsars are now listed according to their position by right ascension (RA) and declination (DEC).  (See Celestial Sphere.)

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List of Deep Sky Objects Printable (Michael Vlasov)
This work is a printable field guide and observing list of deep-sky objects. It provides basic information about 7000 objects (up to magnitude 14) and features additional ~700 select DSO, with negative thumbnail images. Michael Vlasov, he made it using SAC database as main source of data, excluding objects with declination lower then -60º (south).

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Downloadable Deep Sky Observing Guide (Downfaintfuzzies.com by Alvin Huey)

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