Herschel 100+10 List

List | References

In the following, I reveal for the list of the 100 most beautiful Herschel objects plus 10 further NGC/IC objects (according to the Herschel Guide from the Oculum publishing house), to what extent I have already photographed them with electronic telescopes or with astro cameras. Visual observations are not taken into account.

Note: The names were mostly taken from the Herschel Guide; I translated some of them to English.

See also: Messier 110 List



Clik the "Object" links to see photos and get some information.

Object Name Constellation Type eVscope eVscope 2 Vespera Cameras Comments
IC 1805 Heart Nebula Cassiopeia GN yes Together with IC 1848 called Heart and Soul Nebula
IC 4665 Summer Behive Ophiuchus OC yes/no (too large) Ideal object for binoculars
IC 5146 Cocoon Nebula Cygnus GN yes yes Small reddish nebula with embedded open star cluster Cr 470
NGC 40 Bow Tie Nebula Cepheus PN yes
NGC 246 Skull Nebula Cetus PN
NGC 247 Dusty Spiral Cetus G
NGC 253 Silver Dollar Galaxy Sculptor G
NGC 281 Pac-Man Nebula Cassiopeia GN yes
NGC 288 Sculptor GC
NGC 404 Mirach's Ghost Andromeda G
NGC 436 Cassiopeia OC
NGC 457 Owl Cluster Cassiopeia OC yes yes
NGC 654 Cassiopeia OC
NGC 663 Lawnmower Cluster Cassiopeia OC yes
NGC 752 Andromeda OC yes
NGC 772 Fiddlehead Galaxy Aries G
NGC 869 h Persei Perseus OC yes yes yes
NGC 884 chi Persei Perseus OC yes yes yes
NGC 891 Silver Sliver Galaxy Andromeda G yes yes
NGC 896 Fischkopfnebel Cassiopeia GE
NGC 1499 California Nebula Perseus GN yes
NGC 1501 Camel's Eye Camelopardis


NGC 1502 Golden Harp Cluster Camelopardis OC
NGC 1528 Perseus OC
NGC 1535 Cleopatra's Eye Eridanus PN
NGC 1647 Pirate Moon Cluster Taurus OC
NGC 1977 Running Man Nebula Orion GN yes yes AI
NGC 1981 Coal Car Cluster Orion OC
NGC 2023 Orion GN
NGC 2024 Flame Nebula Orion GN yes yes AI, 224
NGC 2169 37 Cluster Orion OC
NGC 2174/75 Monkey Head Nebula Orion GN
NGC 2244 in the Rosette Nebula Unicorn OC yes, but nebula n.f. yes AI
NGC 2261

Hubbles Variable Nebula

Unicorn GN yes
NGC 2264 Christmas Tree Cluster Unicorn OC yes yes AI
NGC 2281 Broken Heart Cluster Auriga OC
NGC 2301 Great Bird Cluster Unicorn OC
NGC 2359 Thor's Helmet Canis Major GE
NGC 2360 Opened Box Cluster Canis Major OC
NGC 2362 Tau CMa Cluster Canis Major OC
NGC 2392 Eskimo Nebula Gemini PN yes
NGC 2403 Camelopardis G yes
NGC 2419 Intergalactic Wanderer Lynx GC yes
NGC 2440 Bat Nebula Puppis PN
NGC 2539 Dish Cluster Puppis OC
NGC 2683 UFO Galaxy Lynx G yes
NGC 2841 Tiger's Eye Galaxy Ursa Major G
NGC 2903 Leo G yes yes
NGC 2976 Ursa Major
NGC 3079 Phantom Frisbee Ursa Major
NGC 3115 Splinter Galaxy Sextans G yes
NGC 3242 Jupiter's Ghost Hydra PN
NGC 3521 Needle Galaxy Leo G
NGC 3628 Hamburger Galaxy Leo G yes yes 224, 294
NGC 4038/39 The Antennae Corvus G
NGC 4085 Ursa Major G yes
NGC 4088 Ursa Major G yes
NGC 4206 Virgo G yes
NGC 4216 Silver Streak Galaxy Virgo G yes
NGC 4244 Silver Needle Galaxy Canes Venatici G yes
NGC 4435 Markarian's Eyes Virgo G yes yes 294
NGC 4438 Markarian's Eyes Virgo G yes yes 294
NGC 4449 Rectangle Galaxy Canes Venatici G yes
NGC 4485 Canes Venatici G yes
NGC 4490 Cocoon Galaxy Canes Venatici G yes
NGC 4526 Virgo G
NGC 4535 Lost Galaxy Virgo G
NGC 4565 Coma Berenices G yes
NGC 4567/68 Siamese Twins Virgo G yes
NGC 4631 Herring's Galaxy Canes Venatici G yes
NGC 4656/57 Fish Hook Galaxy Canes Venatici G
NGC 4725 TIE Fighter Coma Berenices G yes
NGC 4889 Coma Galaxy Cluster Coma Berenices G yes yes
NGC 5740 Virgo G
NGC 5746 Mini Sombrero Virgo G
NGC 5907 Splinter Galaxy Draco G
NGC 6210 Turtle Nebula Hercules PN yes
NGC 6520 Castaway Cluster Sagittarius OC
NGC 6543 Cat Eye's Nebula Draco PN yes
NGC 6572 Emerald's Nebula Ophiuchus PN
NGC 6633 Tweedledum Cluster Ophiuchus OC yes yes
NGC 6712 Weird Globular Scutum GC yes
NGC 6781 Snowglobe Nebula Aquila PN yes
NGC 6818 Little Gem Nebula Sagittarius PN yes
NGC 6822 Barnard's Galaxy Sagittarius G
NGC 6826 Blinking Planetary Cygnus PN yes
NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula Cygnus GE yes
NGC 6905 Blue Flash Nebula Delphinus PN
NGC 6910 Inchworm Cluster Cygnus OC
NGC 6934 Delphinus Cluster Delphinus OC yes
NGC 6939 Ghost Bush Nebula Cepheus OC
NGC 6940 Mothra Cluster Vulpecula OC
NGC 6946 Fireworks Galaxy Cepheus G yes yes
NGC 6960 Cirrus Nebula Cygnus GN yes yes yes
NGC 6992/5 Cirrus Nebula Cygnus GN yes yes
NGC 7000 North America Nebula Cygnus GN yes
NGC 7008 Fetus Nebula Cygnus PN
NGC 7009 Saturn Nebula Aquarius PN yes
NGC 7023 Iris Nebula Cepheus GN yes yes
NGC 7027 Magic Carpet Nebula Cygnus PN
NGC 7209 Star Lizard Cluster Lacerta OC
NGC 7243 Lacerta OC yes
NGC 7293 Helix Nebula Aquarius PN
NGC 7331 Pegasus G yes yes yes
NGC 7380 in the Wizard Nebula Cepheus OC yes yes
NGC 7479 Superman Galaxy Pegasus G yes
NGC 7510 Cepheus OC
NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula Cassiopeia GE yes yes
NGC 7662 Blue Snowball Andromeda PN yes
NGC 7789 Caroline's Haystack Andromeda OC yes yes

AI = Atik Infinity, 224 = ZWO ASI224, 294 = ZWO ASI294



Ronald Stoyan (2022). Herschel Guide. Oculum Verlag (ISBN: ISBN 978-3-949370-06-9)