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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 spelled "Catalog") is John Dreyer's 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 there are a number of enlarged versions that have come out since: the Index Catalogs are supplements, and more recently, the Revised NGC (RNGC) in 1973, NGC2000.0 in 1988, and the Revised NGC and IC (RNGC/IC) in 2009.


(catalog,nebulae,galaxies,star clusters)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_General_Catalogue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalogue_of_Nebulae_and_Clusters_of_Stars
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1888MmRAS..49....1D/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1864RSPT..154....1H/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1786RSPT...76..457H/abstract
PrefixExample  
DreyerDreyer Nebula 584 
GCGC 138"General Catalogue"
NGCNGC 253 
NGCNGC 3603-A1astar within cluster NGC 3603

Referenced by pages:
astronomical catalog
Council of Giants
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)
47 Tucanae (47 Tuc)
gas streamer
GW170817
Index Catalog (IC)
Crab Nebula (M1)
Messier 100 (M100)
Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)
Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
Messier 106 (M106)
Messier 15 (M15)
Andromeda (M31)
Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
Whirlpool Galaxy (M51a)
M64
Messier 74 (M74)
M82
Messier 84 (M84)
M87
Messier Catalog (M)
NGC 1600
NGC 1866
NGC 2363
NGC 253
NGC 2770
NGC 3201
NGC 3314
NGC 346
Spindle Galaxy (NGC 5866)
Omega Centauri
Orion Nebula (M42)
Shapley-Ames Catalog (SAC)
satellite galaxy
T Tauri

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