Caldwell Catalogue

The Caldwell Catalogue is an astronomical catalog of 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. It was assembled in 1995 by famous amateur astronomer Sir.Patrick Moore. Here is a picture of me with his waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London !!! Click for a larger image meandpm.jpg (40439 bytes)

The list is his favourite objects beyond the Messier list. The table below gives details of the objects. Those with hyperlinks have images that I have taken. 

Caldwell

Number

Type

Constellation

RA

Dec

Size

Mag

Comment

1

188

Open Cluster

Cepheus

00h 44.4m

+85 20'

14

8.1

2

40

Planetary neb

Cepheus

00h 13.0m

+72 32'

0.6

12.4

Bow tie nebula

3

4236

Galaxy spiral

Draco

12h 16.7m

+69 28'

19 x 7

9.7

4

7023

Bright Nebula

Cepheus

21h 01.8m

+68 12'

18 x 18

--

Refl. nebula

5

IC 342

Galaxy spiral

Camelopardis

03h 46.8m

+68 06'

18 x 17

9.2

6

6543

Planetaryneb

Draco

17h 58.6m

+66 38'

0.3/5.8

8.1

Cat's Eye Neb.

7

2403

Galaxy spiral

Camelopardis

07h 36.9m

+65 36'

18 x 10

8.4

8

559

Open Cluster

Cassiopeia

01h 29.5m

+63 18'

4

9.5

60 stars

9

Sh2-155

Bright Nebula

Cepheus

22h 56.8m

+62 37'

50 x 10

--

Cave Nebula

10

663

Open Cluster

Cassiopeia

01h 46.0m

+61 15'

16

7.1

80 stars

11

7635

Bright Nebula

Cassiopeia

23h 20.7m

+61 12'

15 x 8

--

Bubble Nebula

12

6946

Galaxy spiral

Cepheus

20h 34.8m

+60 09'

11 x 10

8.9

13

457

Open Cluster

Cassiopeia

01h 19.1m

+58 20'

13

6.4

Phi Cas Cluster

14

869/884

Open Cluster

Perseus

02h 20.0m

+57 08'

30 and 30

4.3

Double Cluster

15

6826

Planetaryneb

Cygnus

19h 44.8m

+50 31'

0.5/2.3

8.8

Blinking Nebula

16

7243

Open Cluster

Lacerta

22h 15.3m

+49 53'

21

6.4

17

147

Galaxy ellipt

Cassiopeia

00h 33.2m

+48 30'

13 x 8

9.3

18

185

Galaxy ellipt

Cassiopeia

00h 39.0m

+48 20'

12 x 10

9.2

19

IC 5146

Bright Nebula

Cygnus

21h 53.5m

+47 16'

12 x 12

--

Cocoon Nebula

20

7000

Bright Nebula

Cygnus

20h 58.8m

+44 20'

120 x 100

--

N. America Neb.

21

4449

Galaxy irreg

Canes Venatici

12h 28.2m

+44 06'

5 x 4

9.4

22

7662

Planetaryneb

Andromeda

23h 25.9m

+42 33'

0.3/2.2

8.3

23

891

Galaxy spiral

Andromeda

02h 22.6m

+42 21'

14 x 3

9.9

24

1275

Galaxy irreg

Perseus

03h 19.8m

+41 31'

2.6 x 2

11.6

Perseus A

25

2419

Globularclst

Lynx

07h 38.1m

+38 53'

4.1

10.4

26

4244

Galaxy spiral

Canes Venatici

12h 17.5m

+37 49'

16 x 2.5

10.2

27

6888

Bright Nebula

Cygnus

20h 12.0m

+38 21'

20 x 10

--

Crescent Nebula

28

752

Open Cluster

Andromeda

01h 57.8m

+37 41'

50

5.7

29

5005

Galaxy spiral

Canes Venatici

13h 10.9m

+37 03'

5.4 x 2

9.8

30

7331

Galaxy spiral

Pegasus

22h 37.1m

+34 25'

11 x 4

9.5

31

IC 405

Bright Nebula

Auriga

05h 16.2m

+34 16'

30 x 19

--

Flaming Star

32

4631

Galaxy spiral

Canes Venatici

12h 42.1m

+32 32'

15 x 3

9.3

33

6992/5

Supernova remnant

Cygnus

20h 56.4m

+31 43'

60 x 8

--

Eastern Veil

34

6960

Supernova remnant

Cygnus

20h 45.7m

+30 43'

70 x 6

--

Western Veil

35

4889

Galaxy ellipt

Coma B

13h 00.1m

+27 59'

3 x 2

11.4

In Coma Cluster

36

4559

Galaxy spiral

Coma B

12h 36.0m

+27 58'

10 x 5

9.8

37

6885

Open Cluster

Vulpecula

20h 12.0m

+26 29'

7

5.9

38

4565

Galaxy spiral

Coma B

12h 36.3m

+25 59'

16 x 3

9.6

39

2392

Planetaryneb

Gemini

07h 29.2m

+20 55'

0.2/0.7

9.2

Eskimo Nebula

40

3626

Galaxy spiral

Leo

11h 20.1m

+18 21'

3 x 2

10.9

41

--

Open Cluster

Taurus

04h 27m

+16

330

0.5

Hyades

42

7006

Globularclst

Delphinus

21h 01.5m

+16 11'

2.8

10.6

Very distant

43

7814

Galaxy spiral

Pegasus

00h 03.3m

+16 09'

6 x 2

10.5

44

7479

Galaxy spiral

Pegasus

23h 04.9m

+12 19'

4 x 3

11

45

5248

Galaxy spiral

Bootis

13h 37.5m

+08 53'

6 x 4

10.2

46

2261

Bright Nebula

Monoceros

06h 39.2m

+08 44'

2 x 1

--

Hubble's Var.

47

6934

Globularclst

Delphinus

20h 34.2m

+07 24'

5.9

8.9

48

2775

Galaxy spiral

Cancer

09h 10.3m

+07 02'

4.5 x 3

10.3

49

2237-9

Bright Nebula

Monoceros

06h 32.3m

+05 03'

80 x 60

--

Rosette Nebula

50

2244

Open Cluster

Monoceros

06h 32.4m

+04 52'

24

4.8

51

IC 1613

Galaxy irreg

Cetus

01h 04.8m

+02 07'

12 x 11

9.3

52

4697

Galaxy ellipt

Virgo

12h 48.6m

-05 48'

6 x 4

9.3

53

3115

Galaxy ellipt

Sextens

10h 05.2m

-07 43'

8 x 3

9.1

Spindle Galaxy

54

2506

Open Cluster

Monoceros

08h 00.2m

-10 47'

7

7.6

55

7009

Planetaryneb

Aquarius

21h 04.2m

-11 22'

0.4/1.6

8

Saturn Nebula

56

246

Planetaryneb

Cetus

00h 47.0m

-11 53'

3.8

10.9

57

6822

Galaxy irreg

Sagittarius

19h 44.9m

-14 48'

10 x 9

8.8

Barnard's Gal.

58

2360

Open Cluster

Canis Major

07h 17.8m

-15 37'

13

7.2

59

3242

Planetaryneb

Hydra

10h 24.8m

-18 38'

0.3/21

7.8

Ghost of Jup'r.

60

4038

Galaxy spiral

Corvus

12h 01.9m

-18 52'

2.6 x 2

10.7

61

4039

Galaxy spiral

Corvus

12h 01.9m

-18 53'

3 x 2

10.7

62

247

Galaxy spiral

Cetus

00h 47.1m

-20 46'

20 x 7

9.1

63

7293

Planetaryneb

Aquarius

22h 29.6m

-20 48'

13

7.3

Helix Nebula

64

2362

Open Cluster

Canis Major

07h 18.8m

-24 57'

8

4.1

Tau CMa Cluster

65

253

Galaxy spiral

Sculptor

00h 47.6m

-25 17'

25 x 7

7.1

Sculptor Galaxy

66

5694

Globularclst

Hydra

14h 39.6m

-26 32'

3.6

10.2

67

1097

Galaxy spiral

Fornax

02h 46.3m

-30 17'

9 x 7

9.2

The remaining 42 objects are all at a declination below -30 and thus very low or invisible in the UK.

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