Common Names for Astronomical Objects

Name
NGC# or Other
Messier #
Con
47 TUCANAE 104 TUC
ANDROMEDA GALAXY 224 31 AND
ANTENNAE 4038-9 CRV
BARBELL NEBULA 650 76 PER
BARNARD'S GALAXY 6822 SGR
BARNARD'S LOOP Sh2-276 ORI
BEAR PAW GALAXY 2537 UMA
BEEHIVE CLUSTER 2632 44 CNC
BLACKEYE NEBULA 4826 64 COM
BLINKING PLANETARY 6826 CYG
BLUE FLASH 6905 DEL
BAXENDELL'S UNPHOTOGRAPHABLE NEBULA 7088 AQR
BROCCHI'S CLUSTER Cr 399 VUL
BUBBLE NEBULA 7635 CAS
BUG NEBULA 6302 SCO
CALIFORNIA NEBULA 1499 PER
CAT'S EYE 6543 DRA
CAVE NEBULA Sh2-155 CEP
CBS EYE 3242 HYA
CHRISTMAS TREE CLUSTER 2264 MON
CLOWN FACE NEBULA 2392 GEM
COAL SACK CRU
COATHANGER Cr 399 VUL
COCOON NEBULA IC 5146 CYG
CODDINGTON'S GALAXY IC 2574 UMA
CONE NEBULA 2264 MON
CRAB NEBULA 1952 1 TAU
CRESCENT 6445 SGR
CRESCENT (ALSO 6445) 6888 CYG
DOUBLE CLUSTER 869+884 PER
DUMBBELL NEBULA 6853 27 VUL
EAGLE NEBULA 6611 16 SER
EIGHT-BURST 3132 ANT
ESKIMO PLANETARY 2392 GEM
ETA CARINA NEBULA 3372 CAR
FISH ON A PLATTER B 144 CYG
FLAMING STAR NEBULA IC 405 AUR
FOOTPRINT NEBULA M-1-92 CYG
GHOST OF JUPITER 3242 HYA
H PERSEI 869 PER
HELIX NEBULA 7293 AQR
HERCULES CLUSTER 6205 13 HER
HIND'S VARIABLE NEBULA 1555 TAU
HORSEHEAD NEBULA IC 434 ORI
HUBBLE'S VARIABLE NEBULA 2261 MON
HYADES Mel 25 TAU
INKSPOT B 86 SGR
INTEGRAL SIGN GALAXY UGC 3697 CAM
INTERGALACTIC TRAMP 2419 LYN
JEWEL BOX 4755 CRU
KEYHOLE NEB (ETA CAR) 3372 CAR
LAGOON NEBULA 6523 8 SGR
LITTLE DUMBBELL NEBULA 650 76 PER
LITTLE GEM 6818 SGR
LITTLE GHOST 6369 OPH
LOWER'S NEBULA Sh2-261 ORI
MEDUSA NEBULA ABELL 21 GEM
MINKOWSKI'S OBJECT (GALAXY IN ABELL 194 CLUS) CET
NORTH AMERICAN NEBULA 7000 CYG
OMEGA NEBULA 6618 17 SGR
OMEGA CEN CLUSTER 5139 CEN
ORION NEBULA 1976 42 ORI
OWL NEBULA 3587 97 UMA
PARROT'S HEAD B 87 SGR
PELICAN NEBULA IC 5067 CYG
PHANTOM STREAK 6741 AQL
PINWHEEL GALAXY 598 33 TRI
PIPE NEB 1267 OPH
PLEIADES Mel 22 45 TAU
POLARISSIMA AUSTRALIS 2573 OCT
POLARISSIMA BOREALIS 3172 UMI
PRAESEPE 2632 44 CNC
RING NEB 6720 57 LYR
RINGTAIL GALAXY 4038 CRV
ROSETTE NEBULA 2244 MON
RUNNING CHICKEN NEBULA IC 2944 CEN
SATURN NEB 7009 AQR
SIAMESE TWINS 4567-8 VIR
SOMBRERO GAL 4594 1 07 VIR
SPINDLE NEB 3115 SEX
STRUVE'S LOST NEBULA 1554 TAU
SUNFLOWER GAL 5055 63 CVN
TABLE OF SCORPIUS 6231 SCO
TANK TRACK NEBULA 2024 ORI
TOBY JUG NEBULA IC 2220 CAR
TOM THUMB CLUSTER 6451 SCO
TRIFID NEBULA 6514 20 SGR
TUFT IN THE TAIL OF THE DOG Cr 140 CMA
VEIL NEB 6960 CYG
VEIL NEB 6992 CYG
WHIRLPOOL GAL 5194 51 CVN
WILD DUCK CLUSTER 6705 11 SCT
WITCH-HEAD NEB IC 2118 ERI
WHITE EYED PEA IC 4593 SER
X PER 884 PER