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Object Name: Messier 63 Alternative Designations: M63, NGC 5055, Sunflower Galaxy Object Type: Type Sb Spiral Galaxy Constellation: Canes Venatici Right Ascension: 13 : 15.8 (h:m) Declination: +42 …

Equirectangular plot of declination vs right ascension of the modern constellations with a dotted line denoting the ecliptic. Constellations are colour-coded by family and year established.

View larger. The First Point of Aries pinpoints the intersection of the ecliptic (oo ecliptic longitude) with the celestial equator (0o declination) and the prime meridian (0 hours right ascension). Declination/right ascension on the stellar sphere is the equivalent of latitude/longitude here on Earth,.

Object Name: Messier 4 Alternative Designations: NGC 6121 Object Type: Class IX Globular Cluster Constellation: Scorpius Right Ascension: 16 : 23.6 (h:m) Declination: -26 : 32 (deg:m) Distance: 7.2…

Object Name: Messier 10 Alternative Designations: M10, NGC 6254 Object Type: Class VII Globular Cluster Constellation: Ophiuchus Right Ascension: 16 : 57.1 (h:m) Declination: -04 : 06 (deg:m) Dista…

Object Name: Messier 45 Alternative Designations: M45, the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Subaru Object Type: Open Galactic Star Cluster, Reflection Nebula Constellation: Taurus Right Ascension: 03 : 47.…

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Object Name: Messier 88 Alternative Designations: M88, NGC 4501 Object Type: Type Sc Spiral Galaxy Constellation: Coma Berenices Right Ascension: 12 : 32.0 (h:m) Declination: +14 : 25 (deg:m) Dista…

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Object Name: Messier 91 Alternative Designations: M91, NGC 4548 Object Type: Type SBb Barred Spiral Galaxy Constellation: Coma Berenices Right Ascension: 12 : 35.4 (h:m) Declination: +14 : 30 (deg:…

Object Name: Messier 65 Alternative Designations: M65, NGC 3623, (a member of the) Leo Trio, Leo Triplet Object Type: Type Sa Spiral Galaxy Constellation: Leo Right Ascension: 11 : 18.9 (h:m) Decli…