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abbreviation for

  1. New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars; a catalogue in which over 8000 nebulae, galaxies, and clusters are listed numerically

Example Sentences Including 'NGC'

-- Page 41 Utilities... AGL has sold its 66.05 per cent stake in NZ gas distributor, NGC Holdings, for $760 million.
The Australian (2004)
Among the images is a glimpse of the heart of NGC 4013, a galaxy similar to our own Milky Way but 55 million light-years away.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
In India, NGC is beamed on the Star bouquet of channels, the latter being a Newscorp entity as well.
Business Today (2001)
NGC 1365, 3h 33.6m, -36° 08&minute, a classic barred spiral often pictured in books.
Ridpath, Ian & Tirion, Will Stars and Planets
NGC is a major downstream energy company, with natural gas and electricity transmission and sales operations.
Misc (1999)
Sparkling brightest, the twin eyes of NGC 2080 - named A1, left, and A2, right - are very hot, glowing'blobs' of hydrogen and oxygen.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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