Catalogues

Norma / New General & Index Catalogue (NGC/IC)

Galactic Nebulae

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Name RA Dec Type bMag vMag B-V SB Dim PA z D(z) MD Dreyer Description Identification, Remarks
NGC 6164 16 33 41.0 -48 04 46 EN 1 × 0.3 1.236 eF (strongly susp), D * f nr ESO 226-PN13; PK 336-0.1; ESO 226-EN12; AM 1630-475; np cond of WR neb
NGC 6165 16 34 02.0 -48 09 04 EN 2.5 × 0.5 1.236 F, cS, lE, vglbM, D * p ESO 226-PN13; PK 336-0.1; ESO 226-EN14; sf cond of WR neb

Open Clusters

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Name RA Dec Type bMag vMag B-V SB Dim PA z D(z) MD Dreyer Description Identification, Remarks
NGC 5925 15 27 26.0 -54 31 42 OCL (III1m) 8.4 20 1.040 Cl, vL, vRi, lC, st 11…14 OCL 938; ESO 177-SC6
NGC 5999 15 52 08.5 -56 28 22 OCL (I3m) 9.0 3 2.050 Cl, L, pRi, st 12…14 OCL 946; ESO 178-SC1
NGC 6005 15 55 47.4 -57 26 37 OCL (I2p) 10.7 5 2.400 Cl, pS, pRi, mC, st 16 OCL 945; ESO 178-SC3
NGC 6031 16 07 34.4 -54 01 00 OCL (I2p) 8.5 3 2.080 Cl, S, mC, st 11…14 OCL 951; ESO 178-SC9
NGC 6067 16 13 10.9 -54 13 08 OCL (I2r) 5.6 15 1.417 Cl, vB, vL, vRi, lC, st 10… OCL 953; ESO 178-SC12
NGC 6087 16 18 51.8 -57 53 59 OCL (I2p) 5.4 15 0.901 Cl, B, L, lC, st 7…10 OCL 948; ESO 137-SC15
NGC 6115 16 24 26.8 -51 57 12 OCL (I2p) 9.8 3.4 3.175 Cl, eL, eRi OCL 960; ESO 226-SC7
NGC 6134 16 27 43.6 -49 09 51 OCL (II3m) 7.2 6 0.913 Cl, cL, pRi, lCM, st 13…15 OCL 968; ESO 226-SC9
NGC 6152 16 32 45.0 -52 38 36 OCL (II2m) 8.1 25 1.030 Cl, L, lC, st L OCL 961; ESO 179-SC9
NGC 6167 16 34 34.9 -49 46 19 OCL (II3m) 6.7 7 1.108 Cl, L, lC, iF OCL 971; ESO 226-SC16
NGC 6169 16 34 05.0 -44 02 43 OCL 6.6 12 3.280 Cl, µ Normae inv OCL 984; ESO 276-SC5; around My Nor

Globular Clusters

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Name RA Dec Type bMag vMag B-V SB Dim PA z D(z) MD Dreyer Description Identification, Remarks
NGC 5946 15 35 28.5 -50 39 32 GCL (IX) 8.4 3 10.600 globular, cB, pL, R, vglbM, rrr, st 16 IC 4550; GCL 36; ESO 224-SC7

Legend

Key to columns [277]
Name NGC/IC Designation
RA Right Ascension (J2000.0)
Dec Declination (J2000.0)
Type Object type
bMag Photographic (blue) magnitude
vMag Visual magnitude
B-V Difference of visual and blue magnitude
SB Surface brightness (mag/arcmin2)
Dim Dimensions (arcmin)
PA Position Angle (°)
z Redshift (from NED or LEDA)
D(z) Distance derived from z in Mpc, using D(z) = cz/H0, with Hubble Parameter H0 = 71 (km/s)/Mpc
MD Metric distance: for galaxies with S = 1, 6, 7 or 8 in Mpc (from NED); for other types with S = 2, 3, 4, or 5 in kpc
Dreyer Description See below
Identification, Remarks

Dreyer Description

Descriptions according to J.L.E. Dreyer [313, 314, 315]
ab about
alm almost
am among
annul annular or ring nebula
att attached
b brighter
bet between
biN binuclear
bn brightest to n side
bs brightest to s side
bp brightest to p side
bf brightest to f side
B bright
c considerably
chev chevelure
co coarse, coarsely
com cometic (cometary form)
comp companion
conn connected
cont in contact
C compressed
Cl cluster
d diameter
def defined
dif diffused
diffic difficult
dist distance, or distant
D double
e extremely, excessively
ee most extremely
er easily resolvable
exc excentric
E extended
f following (eastward)
F faint
g gradually
glob. globular
gr group
i irregular
iF irregular figure
inv involved, involving
l little (adv.); long (adj.)
L large
m much
m magnitude
M middle, or in the middle
n north
neb nebula
nebs nebulous
neby nebulosity
nf north following
np north preceding
ns north-south
nr near
N nucleus, or to a nucleus
p preceding (westward)
pf preceding-following
p pretty (adv., before F. B. L, S)
pg pretty gradually
pm pretty much
ps pretty suddenly
plan planetary nebula (same as PN)
prob probably
P poor (sparse) in stars
PN planetary nebula
r resolvable (mottled, not resolved)
rr partially resolved, some stars seen
rrr well resolved, clearly consisting of stars
R round
RR exactly round
Ri rich in stars
s suddenly (abruptly)
s south
sf south following
sp south preceding
sc scattered
sev several
st stars (pl.)
st 9... stars of 9th magnitude and fainter
st 9..13 stars of mag. 9 to 13
stell stellar, pointlike
susp suspected
S small in angular size
S* small (faint) star
trap trapezium
triangle triangle, forms a triangle with
triN trinuclear
v very
vv _very_
var variable
* a single star
*10 a star of 10th magnitude
*7-8 star of mag. 7 or 8
** double star (same as D*)
*** triple star
! remarkable
!! very much so
!!! a magnificent or otherwise interesting object

References

  • [277] «Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; klima-luft.de/steinicke (2021-02-17)
  • [313] «A New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, being the Catalogue of the late Sir John F.W. Herschel, Bart., revised, corrected, and enlarged» Dreyer, J. L. E. (1888); Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. 49: 1–237; Bibcode:1888MmRAS..49....1D
  • [314] «Index Catalogue of Nebulæ found in the years 1888 to 1894, with Notes and Corrections to the New General Catalogue» Dreyer, J. L. E.; Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, p.185; 1895; Bibcode:1895MmRAS..51..185D
  • [315] «Second Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars; containing objects found in the years 1895 to 1907, with Notes and Corrections to the New General Catalogue and to the Index Catalogue for 1888–94» Dreyer, J. L. E. (1910); Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. 59: 105–198; Bibcode:1910MmRAS..59..105D