Being the fifth-brightest galaxy in the entire sky, this merger between a large elliptical galaxy, and a smaller spiral galaxy is an easy target for binoculars and small telescopes for southern observers. The pulsar reported in Science, NGC 5907 ULX, is 10 times brighter. RECOMMENDATION FOR NGC 2327: H-BETA/UHC . One of the brightest galaxies in the Virgo cluster is Messier 87 (NGC 4486), but it is also known as Virgo A, 3C 274, 1ES 1228+126, 87GB 122819.0+124029, and IRAS F12282+1240. Object catalogs Messier objects Browse catalogs Object search More... Data Tables Located about 12 million light years away, which is relatively close as large galaxies go, Bode’s galaxy is near enough, and bright enough to make it an excellent object of study for professional and amateur astronomers alike. The New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated NGC) is an astronomical catalogue of deep-sky objects compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888. Only 35' to the southwest is the dauntingly dim object called the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635), an even fainter ring of gas, whose brightest section abuts a 9th-magnitude star. – Other designations: NGC 5128, Centaurus A, Cen A, Bennett 60. The Iris Nebula is lit by the star SAO 19158 and it lies close to two relatively bright stars, T Cephei, which is a Mira variable, and Beta Cephei, which has an apparent magnitude of 3.23.. NGC 7129. The Carina Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula (catalogued as NGC 3372; also known as the Grand Nebula [citation needed], Great Carina Nebula) is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm.The nebula is approximately 8,500 light-years (2,600 pc) from Earth.. - Steve Gottlieb Read More » Markarian’s Chain The previous record holder for brightest pulsar was reported in October 2014. – Other designations: NGC 3031, M81. H-BETA: (4): object is not quite as bright as in UHC but is *much* better defined, showing a dark inclusion from the northeast and a brighter arc-like western edge. The string of galaxies – which also includes NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435 – occupies more than a full degree on the border between Virgo and Coma Berenices and can be seen in an 8-inch reflector on a clear, dark night. NuSTAR had identified M82 X-2, located about 12 million light-years away in the "Cigar Galaxy" galaxy Messier 82 (M82), as a pulsar rather than a black hole. The 1,165 NGC objects in the NexStar 60/76/80/102/114/4/130 GT hand control database, including Dreyer's descriptions. (100mm f/6, 22x) These are among the 20 names of this one galaxy listed in the NASA Extragalactic Database (NED), a bibliographic computer catalog maintained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NGC 7129 is an open cluster star-forming region located in a reflection nebula that has the shape of a rosebud. The brightest, NGC 1049, was discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope and described as "like a star 12th magnitude a very little rubbed out at the edges, a curious little object and easily mistaken for a star, which, however, it certainly is not." NGC 5897 is a globular cluster in Libra with a low surface brightness, making it a more challenging object than its magnitude (8.5) would suggest. NGC 2237-9 “ROSETTE NEBULA” (diffuse nebula in Monoceros).