NGC FINEST PROGRAM
The New General Catalog (NGC) contains 7,840 entries and was originally published by J.L.E. Dreyer in 1888. This observing program is based on a list of 110 objects not included in the Messier catalog. This program is an excellent project for those who have finished the Messier list and are looking for a new challenge. The list is sorted by season and constellation.
Included in this program are: 12 open clusters, 2 globular clusters, 15 diffuse nebulae, 24 planetary nebulae and 57 galaxies (2 elliptical, 2 irregular and 53 spirals).
Credit: List courtesy Alan Dyer and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and published annually in the RASC Observer's Handbook. Used with permission. Visit the RASC Publications page.