NGC and IC Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies.
The NGC and IC are large catalogues containing in total 14,000 objects. Most of these (76%) are galaxies. Some are not deep sky objects (DSO). Most of us are not interested in seeing all the faint galaxies. An abridged NGC/IC catalogue is sufficent.
The attached file contains all NGC and IC OC, GC, Neb and PN south of declination +60. It also contains all Gal south of declination +60 that are brighter than magnitude 12. Observers in northern Australia should be able to see to declination +60.
The object counts are:
1,195 galaxies (Gal) with magnitude less than or equal to 12
All 629 open clusters (OC)
All 285 nebulae (Neb)
All 126 globular clusters (GC)
All 121 planetary nebulae (PN)
Total 2,356 DSO south of declination +60.
379 of the above DSO are in the LMC and SMC (Magellan Clouds)
The columns are:
Cat Catalog N =NGC, IC, M = Messier
Num Object number
Type OC, GC, Neb, PN, Gal
Sub Type see the reference below
Bmag, Vmag blue and visual magnitudes
SB surface brightness
Max, Min large and small diameters
10pm Southern season at 10pm (11pm daylight saving time)
RA 2k Right Ascension (2000) in h m s
declin declination in d m s
Wolfgang Steinicke's NGC/IC Database Files
The tab-delimited file below can be copied into MS Excel and a filter can be used to select the objects you want to see.
Use data filter autofilter to do this.