NGC 596
DSS image of NGC 596
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 596, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 596

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  10.9
Size  3.5' x 2.8' @ 40°
Right Ascension  1h 32' 52.1"  (2000)
Declination  7° 1' 55" S
Constellation  Cetus
Description  pB, R, bM, r, *6f12'
Classification  E2
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Sep 28, 2003    Las Cienegas NCA, Cochise Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Small, stellar core, round, no other structure

Andrew Cooper
Dec 23, 2000    Las Cienegas NCA, Pima Co., AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT

Just west of bright star, small with a very bright and tight core, small halo around the core
Other Data Sources for NGC 596
Nearby objects for NGC 596
7 objects found within 60'
HCG 13 HD 9562 NGC 584
NGC 586 NGC 600
NGC 615
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at

NGC 596