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Highlands Astronomical Society

Deep Sky (NGC)

The New General Catalogue of deep sky objects was compiled in the 1880's by J.L.E. Dreyer, based on observations made by William Herschel and others. Many of the 7840 objects are just as obvious as Messier's, and, as can be seen below, make wonderful targets for astrophotographers. Other types of objects, such as Abell galaxy clusters, Barnard dark nebulae, etc will also make guest appearances on this page!

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