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The Seven Most Beautiful Southern Sky Objects

Messier Objects (40)

Messier NGCObject ClassImage Dates
M1 1952SNR2021-01-16
2021-12-13
M44594Globular Cluster2020-04-17
M66405Butterfly Cluster2017-10-12 
2019-08-24
M76475Ptolemy’s Cluster2016-11-05
M8  6523Lagoon Nebula2017-07-25   
2019-08-23
2021-05-19
M116705Wild Duck Cluster2017-08-13 
M136205Globular Cluster2017-07-20 
2019-07-22
M157078Globular Cluster2019-10-23
M16661Eagle Nebula2017-08-22 
2019-07-31  
2021-08-14
M176618Omega Nebula2019-07-08 
2021-08-12
M206514.Trifid Nebula2017-07-18.   
2017-08-22  
2019-09-03
2020-09-07
M216531Star Cluster2017-07-18
M226656Globular Cluster2020-09-22
M236494Open Cluster2017-09-09
M24Star Cloud2014-10-18
M276853Dumbbell Nebula2017-08-22 
2019-08-24
2020-09-12
M31224.Galaxy2015-12-04
2016-11-05
2019-10-19
     
M32221.Galaxy2019-10-19
M33598. Triangulum Galaxy. 2017-12-10   
2019-10-23  
M412287. Open Cluster.  2019-01-04
M421976Orion Nebula. 2017-11-22 
2018-02-02
2018-12-03   
2021-01-09
M431982Orion Nebula2017-11-22 
2018-02-02
2018-12-03   
2021-01-09
2022-03-09
2022-03-09
M442632Beehive Cluster.2021-04-02
M45Pleiades.
2019-02-03
M46 2437Cluster & PN.2018-12-26
M472422OC.2020-04-22
M576720Ring Nebula2015-07-06
2016-08-27
2020-07-15
M604649Galaxy2022-05-03
M614303Galaxy2019-05-24
M653623Leo Triplet2019-03-03
M663627Leo Triplet2019-03-03
M672682Open Cluster2021-04-03
M684590Glob.2020-04-22
M716838Glob.2021-08-14
M782068Reflection Nebula2020-02-25
2022-03-09
M835236Galaxy2020-06-19
2022-04-05
M932447Cluster2021-01-23
M104 4594Sombrero Galaxy.2017-07-20
2020-04-25
M1053379Elliptical Galaxy2021-03-24
M110 .205Galaxy2019-10-19

Caldwell Objects (50)

C34NGC 6960SNR2021-08-04
C38NGC 4565Galaxy2019-07-02
C39NGC 2392Eskimo Nebula2012-02-24
2021-01-28
C44NGC 7479Galaxy2020-09-13
C48NGC 2775Galaxy2021-04-03
C49NGC 2238Rosette Nebula2019-01-25
2021-03-08
C50NGC 2244Star Cluster Rosette Nebula2021-03-08
C53NGC 3115Spindle Galaxy2016-04-27
C55NGC 7009Saturn Nebula2010-09-11
2015-10-03
2021-10-31
C56NGC 246Skull PN2021-12-01
C57NGC 6822Barnard’s Galaxy2017-08-22
C59NGC 3242Ghost of Jupiter Nebula PN2012-06-23
C63NGC 7293Helix Nebula2017-09-24
2019-09-24
2020-11-10
2021-09-08
C65NGC 253Sculptor Galaxy2017-09-17
2019-10-03
2020-09-15
C67NGC 1097Galaxy2019-01-01
C68NGC 6729Reflection Nebula2020-09-22
(not posted).
C69NGC 6302PN2021-06-17
C70NGC 300Galaxy2019-09-24
C72NGC 55Galaxy2017-09-24
C74NGC 3132Eight Burst PN2020-03-13
C75NGC 6124Open Cluster2020-06-16
C77NGC 5128Centaurus A.  Galaxy2017-07-06
2018-05-02
2020-03-20
2022-04-02
C78NGC 6541Globular Cluster2020-09-15
2022-03-09
C79NGC 3201Globular Cluster2021-03-04
C80NGC 5139 Omega Centauri2017-07-06
2019-06-22
2022-04-02
C83NGC 4945Galaxy2019-05-22
C85IC 2391Omicron Velorum Cluster2021-03-25
C86NGC 6397Globular Cluster2020-08-25
C87NGC 1261Globular Cluster2020-01-31
C89NGC6067Star Cluster2017-08-20
C90NGC 2867PN2020-04-17
2022-03-12
C91NGC 3532Open Cluster2019-05-06
2020-04-14
2020-04-22
C92NGC 3372Eta Carina Nebula2018-01-18
2019-02-24
2020-02-14
2020-04-14
2021-01-23
2021-06-17
2022-02-09
C93NGC 6752Globular Cluster2019-10-17
C94NGC 4755Jewel Box Cluster2019-06-11
2020-06-14
C95NGC 6025Open Cluster2021-06-12
C96NGC 2516Star Cluster2017-12-10
2021-03-25
C97NGC 3766Pearl Cluster2020-04-17
C98NGC 4609Open Cluster2020-05-19
C99Coal SackDark Nebula2016-05-03
C100NGC 2948Lambda Centauri Cluster/Running Chicken Nebula.2019-02-11
2021-03-04
2021-05-22
C101NGC 6744Galaxy2019-07-02
C102IC 2602Southern Pleiades Star Cluster2019-02-11
C103NGC 2070.Tarantula Region2017-11-08
2020-02-19
C104NGC 363Globular Cluster2019-10-19
C105NGC 4833Globular Cluster2020-06-16.
C106NGC 10447 Tucanae.  Glob. Cluster2017-08-17
2018-10-01
2019-10-01
2020-07-23
C107NGC 6101Globular Cluster2021-05-31
C108NGC 4372Globular Cluster2021-04-02
C109NGC 3195PN2020-07-23
2021-12-13

Other NGC Objects (26)

DesignationClassDetailsImage Dates
NGC 292GalSmall Magellanic Cloud2017-12-13
2021-08-17
2021-08-18
NGC 346NebNebulous Clusters in SMC2017-11-09
2019-11-07
NGC 371NebNebulous Clusters in SMC2017-11-09
2019-11-07
NGC 1316GalFornax A Galaxy2018-01-18
NGC 1365Gal2017-11-25
2019-11-19
2021-12-29
NGC 1433Gal2020-01-31
NGC 1532Gal2019-03-03
NGC 1535PNCleopatra’s Eye2021-12-02
NGC 1975NebRunning Man2018-12-03
2021-01-10
NGC 2022PN2021-12-31
NGC 2024NebIC434.  B33.  Horsehead Neb & Flame2018-12-08
2021-01-11
NGC 2122NGC 2136/72019-01-04
NGC 2438PNIn M46 OC2018-12-26
NGC2867PNIn Carina2022-03-12
NGC 3199Neb2020-02-27
NGC 3211PN2020-03-19
NGC 3293OCGem Cluster2017-05-05
2018-03-17
2020-06-14
NGC 3324NebGabriela Mistral Nebula.2020-06-14
NGC 3532OC2020-04-22
NGC 3628.GalLeo Triplet (with M65/M66).2019-03-03
NGC 3918PNBlue Planetary Nebula2009-07-18
2021-06-15
NGC 4647GalWith SN 2022hrs2022-05-03
NGC 5189PN2019-07-09
NGC 6072PN2021-07-02
NGC 6188NebNGC 61932019-08-06
NGC 6334NebCat’s Paw2017-08-22   
2019-09-03
2021-05-31
NGC 6357NebLobster2021-06-12
NGC 6996NebNorth America Nebula (part). (not posted).2019-08-24
NGC 7090Gal2019-08-24
NGC 7793Gal2019-10-27
2019-11-27

IC Objects

DesignationClassDetailsImage Dates
IC 418PNSpirograph Nebula2022-01-28
IC 4628NebPrawn Nebula2019-05-14
2019-08-06
2021-08-06
IC 4685Neb2021-07-05

Transients

DesignationClassLocationImage Dates
TCP J18102829-2729590NovaSagittarius2016-11-05
SN 2020jfoSNM61, Virgo2020-05-24
SN 2022hrsSNNGC 46472022-05-03

Sundry Deep Sky Objects (10)

DesignationClassDetailsImage Dates
ESO 97-G13GalCircinusCircinus Galaxy2019-08-06
Shapley-1PNNormaAnnular2017-08-22
2021-07-02
AlbireoDSSCygnusDouble2017-09-09
AcruxMSSCruxMultiple2020-06-19
Large Magellanic CloudGalDorado/Mensa2018-03-11
2019-01-04
RZ Muscae.VSMuscaVariable star gif2016-06-16
Proxima CentauriStarCentaurusOur closest star2020-08-25
Alpha CentauriDSCentaurusOur closest star system2020-08-25
Sharpless 2-261NebOrionLower’s Nebula2021-02-06
3C273QuasarVirgoBrightest Quasar2021-02-02

Planets, Dwarf Planets & Asteroids Since 2010

Mercury Planet2010-09-112016-08-20
Venus Planet2010-09-11 2012-06-062015-07-012017-01-20
2020-02-242020-04-17
Mars Planet2016-06-062018-09-112020-10-14
Jupiter Planet2016-03-052017-04-032018-04-222020-07-03
2020-07-03
Saturn PlanetVarious2014-05-142014-08-042017-08-20
2018-09-112020-07-03
Uranus Planet2010-09-11 2011-01-012014-10-082017-01-20
2019-04-252020-11-25
Neptune Planet2010-09-112017-01-06
Pluto Dwarf Planet2017-09-17
CeresDwarf Planet
4VestaAsteroid2021-09-14
Webb TelescopeSpacecraft2022-02-09

Comets Since 2010

46P/Wirtanen.C/2016 M1 (Panstarrs)
C2015/V2 (Johnson).Comet C/2013 X1 (Panstarrs).
C/2013 US10 Catalina.C/2013 US10 (Catalina).
C/2013 U10 Catalina.C/2014 Q1 (Panstarrs).
C/2014 Q1 (Panstarrs)C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy.
C2015 G2 (Master).C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy.
C2012 F6 (Lemmon). C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy).
C/2019 F2 (ATLAS-Africano).Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

Phenomena

Moon halo2020-05-07
Sun dog2019-02-03
Lightning2019-03-15 2019-11-26. 2020-02-20. 2020-09-01 2020-11-13 2021-10-24 2021-11-26 2021-12-19 2022-01-16 2022-02-10

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