150 Dunlop Deep Sky Objects
Submitted: Monday, 22nd August 2011 by Glen Cozens
Prior to 1820 only 44 southern NGC objects were known south of declination -30.
James Dunlop was the second person, after Lacaille, to make a catalogue of deep sky objects from the southern hemisphere.
He was the first person to catalogue southern galaxies and the bright objects in the Magellanic Clouds. His catalogue is important because it contains most of the bright deep sky objects in the southern sky.
It was made in Parramatta, NSW, Australia with a homemade 9" diameter telescope in 1826.
The following list contains 150 Dunlop objects.
All of his 57 galaxies, 35 globular clusters, 3 nebulae and 3 planetary nebulae are included.
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