Astrophysics (index)

New General Catalogue

(NGC, New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars)
(1888 catalog of galaxies, star clusters, and other nebulae)

The New General Catalogue (NGC or the New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, or sometimes respelled "Catalog") is an 1888 update to William Herschel's earlier 1786 Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (CN) and its 1864 update, General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (GC).

The New General Catalogue, with 7840 objects, is commonly used to identify its objects ("NGC numbers", e.g., NGC 3314, NGC 2770) though though there are a number of enlarged versions that have come out since.


(catalog,nebulae,galaxies)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_General_Catalogue
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NGCNGC 253New General Catalogue 

Referenced by:
Astronomical Catalog
Index Catalog (IC)
Messier Catalog

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