Search Catalogue


  • All searched are case insensitive, i.e. "blue" is the same as "BLUE"
  • To find a Messier object, enter "M" or "m" and a number between 1 and 110 inclusive (the M is optional):
1, m1, 42, M42, 110, m110
  • To find a Caldwell object, enter "C" or "c" and a number between 1 and 109 inclusive (the C is mandatory):
C1, c109
  • To find an NGC object, enter "NGC", "ngc", "N" or "n" and a number between 1 and 7840 inclusive (note that the NGC is optional if the number is greater than 110):
ngc40, N40, 7000
  • To find an IC object, enter "IC", "ic", "I" or "i" and a number between 1 and 5386 inclusive (the IC is mandatory):
IC5146, i5146
  • To find an object by name, enter a word or part word to search for an object by name. If the word matches several objects a list will be presented for you to choose the object:
cocoon, ring, bug, blue

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