The 200 Brightest Galaxies  

Catalog
Number
Right
 Ascension 
Declination Galaxy
Type
Blue
Magnitude
Angular
Size
View
Angle
Size
[kly]
Distance
[mly]
Distance
Method
Constel-
lation

WLM00h 01.9m-15 27'Irr11.0311'103.0PCet
NGC5500h 15.1m-39 13'Irr8.4232'E454.9PScl
NGC13400h 30.4m-33 15'Sb11.239'15060VScl
NGC14700h 33.2m+48 30'dE10.4713'102.4PCas
NGC15700h 34.8m-08 24'Sb11.004'8570VCet
NGC18500h 39.0m+48 20'dE10.1012'F52.0PCas
M11000h 40.4m+41 41'dE8.9222'152.7PNAnd
M3200h 42.7m+40 52'dE9.039'F52.6NSAnd
M3100h 42.7m+41 16'Sb4.36190'1452.6CPNGSAnd
NGC24700h 47.1m-20 46'Sc9.6721'508.1PCet
NGC25300h 47.6m-25 17'Sc8.0428'708.5PScl
SMC00h 52.6m-72 48'Irr2.70315'F200.21CNTuc
NGC30000h 54.9m-37 41'Sc8.7222'F457.1CNScl
Sculptor01h 00.2m-33 43'dSph10.5040'F50.26PScl
IC161301h 04.8m+02 07'Irr9.8816'F102.4CPCet
NGC40401h 09.4m+35 43'S011.213'F1011SAnd
NGC48801h 21.8m+05 15'Sb11.155'F14595VPsc
M3301h 33.8m+30 40'Sc6.2771'602.8CPTri
NGC61301h 34.3m-29 25'SBb10.735'9055VScl
M7401h 36.7m+15 47'Sc9.9510'F7524PPsc
NGC72001h 53.0m-13 44'E11.165'12090SCet
NGC77201h 59.3m+19 00'Sb11.097'F220105VAri
NGC89102h 22.6m+42 21'Sb10.8113'E12532NSAnd
NGC90802h 23.1m-21 14'Sc10.836'10560VCet
NGC92502h 27.3m+33 35'SBc10.6910'9030CTri
NGC93602h 27.6m-01 09'S011.125'F10075SCet
Fornax02h 40.0m-34 27'dSph9.0417'F50.45PFor
NGC102302h 40.4m+39 04'S010.359'9036NSPer
M7702h 42.7m-00 01'Sb9.617'F9545VCet
NGC109702h 46.3m-30 16'SBb10.239'F12045VFor
NGC123203h 09.8m-20 35'Sc10.527'F14065VEri
NGC129103h 17.3m-41 06'SBa9.3910'F8530VEri
NGC131303h 18.3m-66 30'SBc9.209'F3012VRet
NGC130003h 19.7m-19 25'SBb11.116'11060VEri
NGC131603h 22.7m-37 12'S09.4212'20559NSFor
NGC135003h 31.1m-33 38'SBa11.165'8555VFor
NGC136503h 33.6m-36 08'SBb10.3211'F19559CFor
NGC138003h 36.4m-34 59'S010.875'8561GSFor
NGC139903h 38.5m-35 27'E10.557'F12060NGSFor
NGC139503h 38.5m-23 02'E10.556'F14081SEri
NGC140403h 38.9m-35 36'E10.973'F6060NGSFor
NGC139803h 38.9m-26 20'SBa10.577'11555VFor
NGC140703h 40.2m-18 35'E10.705'F12594SEri
NGC143303h 42.0m-47 13'SBa10.706'F7540VHor
IC34203h 46.8m+68 06'Sc9.1021'F408.1PCam
NGC151204h 03.9m-43 21'SBa11.139'F8030VHor
NGC153204h 12.1m-32 52'SBb10.6513'E16545VEri
NGC154904h 15.8m-55 36'E10.725'F9064SDor
NGC155304h 16.2m-55 47'S010.284'8061SDor
NGC155904h 17.6m-62 47'SBc11.003'4545VRet
NGC156604h 20.0m-54 56'Sb10.338'F11045VDor
NGC167204h 45.7m-59 15'SBb10.287'F8545VDor
NGC179205h 05.3m-37 59'Sb10.875'7045VCol
NGC180805h 07.7m-37 31'Sa10.746'6535VCol
LMC05h 23.6m-69 45'Irr0.91645'F400.17CPNDor
NGC228006h 44.8m-27 38'Sc10.906'14075VCMa
NGC233607h 27.1m+80 11'Sb11.057'225110VCam
NGC240307h 36.9m+65 36'Sc8.9322'7011CNCam
UGC430508h 19.1m+70 43'Irr11.108'3012PUMa
NGC261308h 33.4m-22 58'Sb11.167'15070VPyx
NGC268308h 52.7m+33 25'Sb10.649'8030PLyn
NGC268108h 53.6m+51 19'Sa11.094'F6056SUMa
NGC265508h 55.6m+78 13'Sa10.965'F10575VCam
NGC277509h 10.3m+07 02'Sa11.034'F7055VCnc
NGC276809h 11.6m+60 02'E10.848'17573SUMa
NGC283509h 17.9m-22 21'SBc11.017'F6535VHya
NGC284109h 22.0m+50 59'Sb10.098'9540CUMa
NGC290309h 32.2m+21 30'Sb9.6813'11030PLeo
NGC299709h 45.7m-31 11'Sc10.069'F11545VAnt
NGC297609h 47.3m+67 55'Sc10.826'2515PUMa
NGC298509h 50.3m+72 17'Sa11.185'F10075VUMa
M8109h 55.6m+69 04'Sa7.8927'9512CNSUMa
M8209h 55.9m+69 41'Irr9.3011'4012near M81UMa
NGC310910h 03.1m-26 10'Irr10.3919'254.1CPHya
NGC307710h 03.4m+68 44'Irr10.615'1512PUMa
NGC311510h 05.2m-07 43'S09.877'E7033PNGSex
Leo I10h 08.5m+12 18'dSph11.1810'F50.82PLeo
NGC316910h 14.2m+03 28'Sa11.084'8565VSex
NGC318410h 18.3m+41 25'Sc10.367'F10047CUMa
NGC319810h 19.9m+45 33'SBc10.879'11547CUMa
NGC322710h 23.5m+19 52'Sa11.105'10065VLeo
IC257410h 28.4m+68 25'Irr10.8013'4512PUMa
NGC331010h 38.8m+53 30'Sb11.153'F5560VUMa
NGC334410h 43.5m+24 55'Sb10.457'F4020VLMi
M9510h 44.0m+11 42'SBb10.537'7033CLeo
NGC335910h 46.6m+63 13'SBc11.037'13565VUMa
M9610h 46.8m+11 49'Sa10.118'7534CNSLeo
M10510h 47.8m+12 35'E10.245'F5536PNGSLeo
NGC338410h 48.3m+12 38'S010.855'6037NSLeo
NGC348911h 00.3m+13 54'S011.124'4039SLeo
NGC348611h 00.4m+28 59'Sc11.057'F5025VLeo
NGC352111h 05.8m-00 02'Sb9.8311'8025VLeo
M10811h 11.5m+55 40'SBc10.699'11545VUMa
NGC358511h 13.3m-26 45'E10.885'9065SHya
NGC360711h 16.9m+18 03'S010.825'F9565VLeo
NGC362111h 18.3m-32 49'Sc10.2812'8022CHya
M6511h 18.9m+13 06'Sa10.2510'7025VLeo
M6611h 20.3m+12 59'Sb9.659'9034CLeo
NGC362811h 20.3m+13 35'Sb10.2815'E11025VLeo
NGC363111h 21.0m+53 10'Sc11.015'F10070VUMa
NGC367511h 26.1m+43 35'Sb11.006'7040VUMa
NGC372611h 33.3m+47 02'Sc10.916'10055VUMa
NGC389311h 48.7m+48 43'Sc11.164'F7055VUMa
NGC392311h 51.0m-28 48'E10.806'F13075SHya
NGC393811h 52.8m+44 07'Sc10.905'F8555VUMa
NGC395311h 53.8m+52 20'SBb10.847'11055VUMa
M10911h 57.6m+53 23'SBb10.608'12055VUMa
NGC405112h 03.2m+44 32'Sb10.835'8555VUMa
NGC408812h 05.6m+50 33'Sb11.156'9055VUMa
NGC412512h 08.1m+65 10'E10.656'13078SDra
M9812h 13.8m+14 54'Sa10.9510'15555VCom
NGC421412h 15.7m+36 20'Irr10.249'F3013PCVn
NGC421612h 15.9m+13 09'Sb10.998'13055VVir
NGC423612h 16.7m+69 28'SBd10.0522'7011PDra
NGC424412h 17.5m+37 48'Sc10.8817'E7015PCVn
M9912h 18.8m+14 25'Sc10.445'F8555VCom
M10612h 19.0m+47 18'Sb9.1019'13024SCVn
NGC427812h 20.1m+29 17'E11.094'F5041NGSCom
M6112h 21.9m+04 28'Sb10.186'F9550VVir
M10012h 22.9m+15 49'Sb10.057'F11553CCom
NGC436512h 24.5m+07 19'E10.527'F14069GSVir
M8412h 25.1m+12 53'E10.096'F10557NSVir
M8512h 25.4m+18 11'S010.007'11053NSCom
NGC439512h 25.8m+33 33'Irr10.6413'F5514PCVn
M8612h 26.2m+12 57'E9.839'F15057NSVir
NGC441412h 26.5m+31 13'Sc10.964'6562CCom
NGC442912h 27.4m+11 06'S011.026'9055VVir
NGC443812h 27.8m+13 01'Sa11.029'13555VVir
NGC444912h 28.2m+44 06'Irr9.996'1512PCVn
NGC445012h 28.5m+17 05'Sa10.905'8555VCom
M4912h 29.8m+07 60'E9.3710'F16053NGSVir
NGC447312h 29.8m+13 26'E11.164'7054SCom
NGC449012h 30.6m+41 38'SBc10.226'4525VCVn
M8712h 30.8m+12 23'E9.598'F12551NGSVir
NGC449412h 31.4m+25 46'E10.715'F6547NGSCom
M8812h 32.0m+14 25'Sb10.367'11055VCom
NGC451712h 32.8m+00 07'Sc11.1010'E9030VVir
NGC452612h 34.0m+07 42'S010.667'11555SVir
NGC453512h 34.3m+08 12'Sc10.597'10552CVir
NGC453612h 34.4m+02 11'Sb11.168'11551CVir
M9112h 35.4m+14 30'SBb10.965'F8553CSCom
M8912h 35.7m+12 33'E10.735'F8052SVir
NGC455912h 36.0m+27 58'Sc10.4611'9530VCom
NGC456512h 36.3m+25 59'Sb10.4216'E20544NGSCom
M9012h 36.8m+13 10'Sa10.2610'15555VVir
M5812h 37.7m+11 49'Sb10.486'9555VVir
M10412h 40.0m-11 37'Sa8.989'E7530NSVir
NGC460512h 40.0m+61 37'SBc10.896'3017PUMa
NGC461812h 41.6m+41 09'SBd11.224'3025VCVn
M5912h 42.0m+11 39'E10.575'8052SVir
NGC463112h 42.1m+32 32'SBc9.7515'E11525VCVn
NGC463612h 42.8m+02 41'E10.436'F8549SVir
M6012h 43.7m+11 33'E9.817'F11554NGSVir
NGC465412h 43.9m+13 08'Sc11.105'8055VVir
NGC465612h 44.0m+32 10'Irr10.9615'E11025VCVn
NGC466512h 45.1m+03 03'SBa10.504'F6560VVir
NGC469712h 48.6m-05 48'E10.147'8038SVir
NGC469912h 49.0m-08 40'Sb10.414'9585VVir
NGC472512h 50.4m+25 30'Sa10.1111'13042CSCom
M9412h 50.9m+41 07'Sa8.9911'F7017SCVn
NGC475312h 52.4m-01 12'Irr10.856'13577SVir
NGC476212h 52.9m+11 14'S011.129'E14055VVir
M6412h 56.7m+21 41'Sa9.3610'4524SCom
NGC494513h 05.4m-49 28'SBc9.3020'10015VCen
NGC497613h 08.6m-49 30'E11.046'10060VCen
NGC500513h 10.9m+37 03'Sb10.616'11570VCVn
NGC503313h 13.5m+36 36'Sc10.7511'18560VCVn
M6313h 15.8m+42 02'Sb9.3113'9025VCVn
NGC506813h 18.9m-21 02'Sc10.707'F4020VVir
NGC510213h 22.0m-36 38'S010.359'3012NSCen
NGC512813h 25.5m-43 01'S07.8426'E9012PNSCen
M5113h 29.9m+47 12'Sb8.9611'F8526NSCVn
NGC519513h 30.0m+47 16'Irr10.456'F4526near M51CVn
M8313h 37.0m-29 52'Sc8.2013'F5515PHya
NGC524813h 37.5m+08 53'Sb10.976'13575VBoo
NGC524713h 38.1m-17 53'Sb10.506'F11570VVir
NGC525313h 39.9m-31 39'Irr10.875'1512CNCen
NGC532213h 49.3m+60 11'E11.146'175102SUMa
NGC536313h 56.1m+05 15'Irr11.054'10085VVir
NGC536413h 56.2m+05 01'Sb11.177'16585VVir
M10114h 03.2m+54 21'Sc8.3129'F20024CNUMa
NGC558514h 19.8m+56 44'Sc11.206'4528PUMa
NGC564314h 32.7m-44 10'Sc10.745'F7555VLup
NGC584615h 06.5m+01 36'E11.054'F10084GSVir
NGC586615h 06.5m+55 46'S010.745'E7050SDra
NGC590715h 15.9m+56 20'Sc11.1213'E18550VDra
NGC622116h 52.8m-59 13'SBc10.664'6565VAra
NGC630017h 17.0m-62 49'SBb10.984'6045VAra
NGC638417h 32.4m+07 04'Sb11.146'15085VOph
NGC650317h 49.5m+70 09'Sc10.917'3517PDra
NGC674419h 09.8m-63 51'Sb9.1420'20535VPav
NGC682219h 45.0m-14 48'Irr9.3115'51.6CPSag
NGC694620h 34.9m+60 09'Sc9.6111'F6520PCep
IC505220h 52.1m-69 12'SBc11.166'E3520VPav
NGC721722h 07.9m+31 22'Sa11.024'F5550VPeg
NGC721322h 09.3m-47 10'Sa11.013'F6570VGru
NGC733122h 37.1m+34 25'Sb10.3510'14548CSPeg
IC145922h 57.2m-36 28'E10.975'F14595SGru
NGC742422h 57.3m-41 04'Sc10.9610'F11040VGru
NGC779323h 57.8m-32 35'Sc9.639'3011PScl

Definition of Columns
  1. Standard catalog number.
  2. Right Ascension for epoch 2000.
  3. Declination for epoch 2000.
  4. Galaxy type:
    • E = Elliptical.
    • S0 = Lenticular.
    • Sa,Sb,Sc,Sd = Spiral.
    • SBa,SBb,SBc,SBd = Barred Spiral.
    • Irr = Irregular.
    • dE = Dwarf Elliptical.
    • dSph = Dwarf Spheroidal.
  5. Blue apparent magnitude.
  6. Angular diameter in arcminutes.
  7. Orientation of the galaxy in the sky:
    • F = Face-on.
    • = Slightly turned away from us.
    • = Half turned away.
    • = Nearly Edge-on.
    • E = Edge-on.
  8. Diameter of the galaxy in thousands of light years calculated using the angular diameter and the distance.
  9. Distance to the galaxy in millions of light years.
  10. Method used to get the distance:
    • C = Cepheid distance.
    • P = Photometric distance.
    • N = Planetary nebula luminosity function.
    • G = Globular cluster luminosity function.
    • S = Surface brightness fluctuations.
    • V = Estimate from the galaxy's recessional velocity.
  11. Constellation that hosts the galaxy.

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