New General Catalogue

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The New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, which is abbreviated as NGC was originally compiled by John Dreyer in 1888. It was later extended by the Index Catalogue.

NGC 2000.0

NGC 2000.0[1] is a modern compilation of the New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (NGC), the Index Catalogue (IC), and the Second Index Catalogue compiled by J. L. E. Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908). The new compilation of these classical catalogs is intended to meet the needs of present-day observers by reporting positions at equinox B2000.0 and by incorporating the corrections reported by Dreyer himself and by a host of other astronomers who have worked with the data and compiled lists of errata. The object types given are those known to modern astronomy.

See the catalog page for a list of NGC objects.


  1. NGC 2000.0, The Complete New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters by J.L.E. Dreyer Sinnott,R.W. (edited by) <Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press (1988)>