LEVY LIST OF OBJECTS
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LEVY LIST SORTED BY WHEN FIRST SEEN
LEVY LIST SORTED BY RA
The Levy List: A Catalog of Deep Sky
See my new book Deep Sky Objects: The Best and the Brightest from Four Decades of Comet Chasing (Prometheus, 2005)
See also "Introducing the Levy List" (Sky and Telescope December 2005)
N.B. In the book, Levy 384 is incorrect. It should be as follows:
Levy 384 08 15.6 -13 58 Newly discovered small asterism, possible open cluster.
If you have a copy of the book, please make the correction! Thank you.
Also please note the "L" before each object is short for "Levy" as the IAU frowns on single letter catalog entries. Thus L384 means Levy 384, etc.
This is a catalog of objects that have caused me to stop, look, and wonder during my 40 years of comet hunting. The asterisked objects, like 2, 14, 28, 36, 43, 45, and 58, and especially 37, 43, 78, 161 and 211, clearly "masquerade" as comets, especially when they are low in the sky, which is where I usually spot them. The rest of the list contains different types of interesting objects- like no. 61, the Cetus Ring- that have stopped my search over some 3100 hours with my eye at the eyepiece (as of Fall 2005).
Although the list is generally in chronological order of when I first spotted an object, many objects were added later for various reasons. Names in quotations are names that Wendee or I applied to specific objects.
Note that "L1" is short for "Levy 1" and so on.
NGC6946, No. 250 in the Levy List. Wendee Levy, Adam Block, and David Levy took this picture on May 22, 2003