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Find and sort astronomical (NGC/IC) objects in seconds with ease.
NGC Mate is a simple database application which contains the full revised New General and Index Catalog of astronomical objects. Its main power is the search and sort capability with which it lets you find the objects you want to observe. You can make your night's observing list in seconds with ease. It contains links to the Messier, Caldwell and Herschel 400 objects as well. As a vivid astronomer you can spend more time beside you telescope and let the search be done by NGC Mate.
In the details page you will get information about:
• catalog (including Messier, Caldwell and Herschel 400 object numbers)
• common name
• type and subtype
• RA, Dec
• visual magnitude
• size and position angle
• visibility, and transit time
The application can also download images of objects (basically areas around coordinates) from the Internet, if you have network access. All downloaded images are stored locally in the device's memory, so a second download or network access is not required, until you wipe the cached images from the memory.
Please have a look at our video tutorial to see how easy it is to operate the application.