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Top 20 Deep Sky

Top 20 Deep-Sky Objects For Telescopes

These are 20 of the more popular galaxies, star clusters, nebula and double stars for viewing in telescopes and binoculars.

      1. Object
      2. Type
      3. Constellation
      1. M81 & M82
      2. galaxy pair
      3. Ursa Major, between Dippers
      1. Mizar
      2. double star
      3. Ursa Major, handle of Dipper
      1. M51
      2. Whirlpool Galaxy
      3. Canes Venatici, near Big Dipper
      1. M13
      2. globular cluster
      3. Hercules, in Keystone
      1. M22
      2. globular cluster
      3. Sagittarius, near Teapot
      1. M4
      2. globular cluster
      3. Scorpius, near Antares
      1. M8
      2. Lagoon Nebula
      3. Sagittarius, near Teapot
      1. M7
      2. star cluster
      3. Sagittarius, near Teapot
      1. M27
      2. Dumbbell Nebula
      3. Sagitta
      1. Epilson Lyrae
      2. double-double star
      3. Lyra
      1. M57
      2. Ring Nebula
      3. Lyra
      1. M31
      2. Andromeda Galaxy
      3. Andromeda
      1. M45
      2. Pleiades cluster
      3. Orion
      1. M42
      2. Orion nebula
      3. Orion
      1. M46 & M47
      2. open cluster pair
      3. Monoceros
      1. M41
      2. open cluster
      3. Canis Major, below Sirius
      1. M44
      2. Beehive Cluster
      3. Cancer
      1. Albireo
      2. double star
      3. Cygnus
      1. NGC869 & 884
      2. double cluster
      3. Perseus
      1. Algieba
      2. double star
      3. Leo

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