Best Sky Objects

From SAAO Latitude (2000 edition)

Explanation of table
                               ****GENERAL INTEREST****
47 Tuc           NGC104         0 24 06 -72 05 00 (2000)    glob  31'  4m
Beta Tuc         HR126/27/36    0 31 30 -62 58 00 (2000)    4.4(27")4.8(10')4.5
NGC253 Scl       NGC253         0 47 36 -25 17 00 (2000)    glxy  25'  7m
Gamma Ari        HR545/6        1 53 30 +19 18 00 (2000)    4.8(8")4.8, far North
M77 Cet          NGC1068        2 42 42 - 0 01 00 (2000)    glxy  7'  9m
Theta Eri        HR897/8        2 58 18 -40 18 00 (2000)    3.4(8")4.5
NGC1535 Eri      NGC1535        4 14 12 -12 44 00 (2000)    plneb  20"  10m
M42 Orion Nebula NGC1976        5 35 24 - 5 27 00 (2000)    neb  66'  5m
Iota Ori         HR1899         5 35 24 - 5 55 00 (2000)    2.8(11")6.9
30 Doradus Neb   NGC2070        5 38 42 -69 06 00 (2000)    neb  40'  8m  "Tarantula"
Beta Mon         HR2356/7/8     6 28 48 - 7 02 00 (2000)    4.7(7")5.2(1.7')6.1
Southern Ring    NGC3132 Vel   10 07 42 -40 26 00 (2000)    plneb  47"  8m
Gamma Leo        HR4057/8      10 20 00 +19 51 00 (2000)    2.2(4.3")3.5, 619 yr, far N.
Ghost of Jupiter NGC3242 Hya   10 24 48 -18 38 00 (2000)    plneb  40"  9m
M66 Leo          NGC3627       11 20 12 +12 59 00 (2000)    glxy  9'  9m, far North
Acrux (Alpha Cru)HR4730/31     12 26 36 -63 06 00 (2000)    1.4(4.4")1.9(1.5')4.9
M49 Vir          NGC4472       12 29 48 + 8 00 00 (2000)    glxy  9'  8m
M87 Vir          NGC4486       12 30 48 +12 24 00 (2000)    glxy  7'  9m
M104 Sombrero    NGC4594 Vir   12 40 40 -11 37 00 (2000)    glxy  9'  8m
M60 Vir          NGC4649       12 43 42 +11 33 00 (2000)    glxy  7'  9m
NGC4725 Com      NGC4725       12 50 24 +25 30 00 (2000)    glxy  11'  9m, far North
Jewel Box Clus   NGC4755 Cru   12 53 36 -60 20 00 (2000)    clus  10'  4m
M64 Blackeye Gal NGC4826 Com   12 56 42 +21 41 00 (2000)    glxy  9'  8.5m, far North
Centaurus A      NGC5128       13 25 30 -43 01 00 (2000)    glxy  18'  7m
Omega Cen        NGC5139       13 26 48 -47 29 00 (2000)    glob  36'  4m
M83 Hya          NGC5236       13 37 00 -29 52 00 (2000)    glxy  11'  8m
Alpha Cen        HR5459/60     14 39 36 -60 50 00 (2000)    0.0(20")1.2, 80 yr orbit
M5 Ser           NGC5904       15 18 36 + 2 05 00 (2000)    glob  17'  6m
Delta Ser        HR5788/9      15 34 48 +10 32 00 (2000)    4.1(4.4")5.2
Beta Sco         HR5984/5      16 05 24 -19 48 00 (2000)    2.6(14")4.9
Alpha Her        HR6406/7      17 14 36 +14 23 00 (2000)    3.5(4.7")5.5
M20 Trifid Neb   NGC6514 Sgr   18 02 36 -23 02 00 (2000)    neb  29'  8m
NGC6572 Oph      NGC6572       18 12 06 + 6 51 00 (2000)    plneb  15"  9m
Theta Ser        HR7141/2      18 56 12 + 4 12 00 (2000)    4.5(22")4.5
NGC6744 Pav      NGC6744       19 09 48 -63 51 00 (2000)    glxy  15'  9m
NGC6752 Pav      NGC6752       19 10 54 -59 59 00 (2000)    glob  20'  5m
Dumbbell Nebula  NGC6853 Vul   19 59 36 +22 43 00 (2000)    plneb  6'  8m, far North
Gamma Del        HR7947/8      20 46 42 +16 07 00 (2000)    4.5(10")5.5, far North
Saturn Nebula    NGC7009 Aqr   21 04 12 -11 22 00 (2000)    plneb  30"  8m
M15 Peg          NGC7078       21 30 00 +12 10 00 (2000)    glob  12'  6m
M2 Aqr           NGC7089       21 33 30 - 0 49 00 (2000)    glob  13'  6.5m
NGC7793 Scl      NGC7793       23 57 48 -32 35 00 (2000)    glxy  9'  9m
                 ****SPECIALIZED TO BINOCULARS AND SMALL TELESCOPES****
M31 Andromeda    NGC224         0 42 42 +41 16 00 (2000)    glxy  3deg  3.5m, far North
SMC              NGC292         0 52 42 -72 50 00 (2000)    glxy  5deg  2m
M33 Pinwheel Gal NGC598 Tri     1 33 54 +30 39 00 (2000)    glxy  62'  6m, far North
M45 Pleiades     Mel 22 Tau     3 47 00 +24 07 00 (2000)    clus  110'  1m, far North
California Neb   NGC1499 Per    4 00 42 +36 37 00 (2000)    neb  145', darksky, far N.
Kappa Tau        HR1387/8       4 25 24 +22 18 00 (2000)    4.2(5.6')5.3, far North
Hyades Cluster   Mel 25 Tau     4 27 00 +16 00 00 (2000)    clus  5.5deg  1m, far North
Theta Tau        HR1411/2       4 28 42 +15 52 00 (2000)    3.4(5.6')3.8, far North
LMC              LMC            5 23 36 -69 45 00 (2000)    glxy  11deg  0m
Delta Ori        HR1851/2       5 32 00 - 0 18 00 (2000)    2.2(53")6.3
Lambda Ori Clus  Cr 69          5 35 06 + 9 56 00 (2000)    clus  65'  3m
Gamma Lep        HR1983         5 44 30 -22 27 00 (2000)    3.7(1.6')6.3, colors
M35 Gem          NGC2168        6 08 54 +24 20 00 (2000)    clus  28'  5m, far North
NGC2232 Mon      NGC2232        6 26 36 - 4 45 00 (2000)    clus  30'  4m
Rosette Nebula   NGC2237/9 Mon  6 32 18 + 5 03 00 (2000)    neb +clus  80'  4m
Cone Nebula      NGC2264 Mon    6 40 54 + 9 54 00 (2000)    neb +S Mon  60'  4m
M41 CMa          NGC2287        6 46 00 -20 44 00 (2000)    clus  38'  4.5m
Pi Pup Cluster   Cr 135         7 17 00 -36 50 00 (2000)    clus  50'  2m
M47 Pup          NGC2422        7 36 36 -14 30 00 (2000)    clus  30'  4m
NGC2451 Pup      NGC2451        7 45 24 -37 58 00 (2000)    clus  45'  3m
NGC2516 Car      NGC2516        7 58 18 -60 52 00 (2000)    clus  30'  4m
Gamma Vel        HR3206/7       8 09 30 -47 20 00 (2000)    1.9(41")4.2 + 3 more
NGC2547 Vel      NGC2547        8 10 42 -49 16 00 (2000)    clus  20'  5m
M44 Praesepe     NGC2632 Cnc    8 40 06 +19 59 00 (2000)    clus  95'  3m, far North
Omicron Vel Clus IC2391         8 40 12 -53 04 00 (2000)    clus  50'  2.5m
NGC3114 Car      NGC3114       10 02 42 -60 07 00 (2000)    clus  35'  4m
NGC3293 Car      NGC3293       10 35 48 -58 14 00 (2000)    clus  40'  5m
Theta Car Clus   IC2602        10 43 12 -64 24 00 (2000)    clus  50'  2m
Eta Carinae Neb  NGC3372       10 45 04 -59 41 03 (2000)    neb  120'  5m
Delta Cha        HR4231/4      10 45 18 -80 28 00 (2000)    4.5(6')5.5
Coma Star Clus   Mel 111       12 25 00 +26 00 00 (2000)    clus  5deg  2m, far North
Gamma Cru        HR4763/4      12 31 12 -57 07 00 (2000)    1.6(1.8')6.7
Mu Cru           HR4898/9      12 54 36 -57 11 00 (2000)    4.0(35")5.2
Tau Lup          HR5395/6      14 26 06 -45 13 00 (2000)    4.6(10.4')5.0
Alpha Lib        HR5530/1      14 50 54 -16 02 00 (2000)    2.8(3.8')5.2
NGC6025 TrA      NGC6025       16 03 42 -60 30 00 (2000)    clus  12'  5m
Delta Aps        HR6020/1      16 20 18 -78 42 00 (2000)    4.7(1.7')5.1
M4 Sco           NGC6121       16 23 36 -26 32 00 (2000)    glob  26'  6m
M13 Her          NGC6205       16 41 42 +36 28 00 (2000)    glob  17'  6m, far North
Zeta Sco Cluster NGC6231       16 54 00 -41 48 00 (2000)    clus  15'  3m
M6 Sco           NGC6405       17 40 06 -32 13 00 (2000)    clus  15'  4m
NGC6397 Ara      NGC6397       17 40 42 -53 40 00 (2000)    glob  26'  6m
IC4665 Oph       IC4665        17 46 18 + 5 43 00 (2000)    clus  41'  4m
M7 Sco           NGC6475       17 53 54 -34 49 00 (2000)    clus  80'  3m
M8 Lagoon Nebula NGC6523 Sgr   18 03 48 -24 23 00 (2000)    neb  90'  6m
M24 Sgr          M24           18 16 54 -18 29 00 (2000)    starcloud  90'  4.5m
M16 Eagle Nebula NGC6611 Ser   18 18 48 -13 47 00 (2000)    neb  35'  6m  "Starqueen"
M17 Omega Nebula NGC6618 Sgr   18 20 48 -16 11 00 (2000)    neb  46'  6m  "Swan"
NGC6633 Oph      NGC6633       18 27 42 + 6 34 00 (2000)    clus  27'  5m
M25 Sgr          IC4725        18 31 36 -19 15 00 (2000)    clus  32'  5m
Delta Tel        HR6934/8      18 31 48 -45 55 00 (2000)    5.0(9')5.1
M22 Sgr          NGC6656       18 36 24 -23 54 00 (2000)    glob  24'  5m
Epsilon Lyr      HR7051/2/3/4  18 44 18 +39 40 00 (2000)    4.7(3.5')5.1, far North
Zeta Lyr         HR7056/7      18 44 48 +37 36 00 (2000)    4.3(44")5.9, far North
M11 Sct          NGC6705       18 51 06 - 6 16 00 (2000)    clus  14'  6m
Delta Lyr        HR7131/9      18 54 30 +36 54 00 (2000)    4.5(10.5')5.6 +clus, far N.
Albireo (BetaCyg)HR7417/8      19 30 42 +27 58 00 (2000)    3.1(34")5.1, colors, far N.
Alpha Cap        HR7747/54     20 18 06 -12 33 00 (2000)    3.6(6.3')4.2
Veil Nebula Cyg  NGC6992/5     20 56 24 +31 43 00 (2000)    neb  60', darksky, far N.
N. America Neb   NGC7000 Cyg   20 58 48 +44 20 00 (2000)    neb  120', darksky, far N.
Gamma Eql        HR8097        21 10 18 +10 08 00 (2000)    4.7(5.9')5.9
Helix Nebula     NGC7293 Aqr   22 29 36 -20 48 00 (2000)    plneb  13'  6.5m
              ****SPECIALIZED TO LARGE TELESCOPES AND EXCELLENT SEEING****
Alpha Psc        HR596          2 02 00 + 2 46 00 (2000)    4.2(1.9")5.1, 933 yr orbit
Gamma Cet        HR804          2 43 18 + 3 14 00 (2000)    3.5(2.8")7.3
Rigel (Beta Ori) HR1713         5 14 30 - 8 12 00 (2000)    0.1(10")6.8
Eta Ori          HR1788         5 24 30 - 2 24 00 (2000)    3.8(1.5")4.8(1.9')9.4
Zeta Ori         HR1948/9       5 40 48 - 1 57 00 (2000)    1.9(2.4")4.0(1.0')9.9
Delta Vel        HR3485         8 44 42 -54 43 00 (2000)    2.1(2.6")5.1
Gamma Cen        HR4819        12 41 30 -48 58 00 (2000)    2.9(1.0")2.9, 84 yr orbit
Gamma Vir        HR4825/6      12 41 42 - 1 27 00 (2000)    3.5(3.0")3.5, 171 yr orbit
Beta Mus         HR4844        12 46 18 -68 06 00 (2000)    3.7(1.4")4.0
Agena (Beta Cen) HR5267        14 03 48 -60 22 00 (2000)    0.7(1.3")3.9, also "Hadar"
Zeta Boo         HR5477/8      14 41 06 +13 44 00 (2000)    4.5(1.0")4.6
Pi Lup           HR5605/6      15 05 06 -47 03 00 (2000)    4.6(1.4")4.7
Xi Sco           HR5977/8      16 04 24 -11 22 00 (2000)    4.8(0.8")5.1(8")7.3
Nu Sco           HR6026/7      16 12 00 -19 28 00 (2000)    4.3(0.9")6.8(41")6.4, 46 yr
Antares(AlphaSco)HR6134        16 29 24 -26 26 00 (2000)    1.2(2.7")5.4, 878 yr orbit
70 Oph           HR6752        18 05 30 + 2 30 00 (2000)    4.2(1.5")6.0
Gamma CrA        HR7226/7      19 06 24 -37 04 00 (2000)    4.8(1.3")5.1, 120 yr orbit
Zeta Aqr         HR8558/9      22 28 48 - 0 01 00 (2000)    4.3(2.0")4.5