It could be any of a number of things, depending on your context; National Geographic Channel, National Guideline Clearinghouse, National Gallery of Canada, National Graduate Caucus, Spiral Galaxy NCG-4565, New general catalogue, New Generation Computing Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation...and many more.
If you found it on a star map, it almost certainly means "New General Catalogue," which is a listing of so-called "deep sky objects" put together at the end of the 19th century. There are several thousand objects in the catalogue; each is assigned a unique number. The NCG objects include galaxies, nebula, clusters, etc. The NGC is a much more extensive collection than earlier catalogs such as the Messier catalog.
Of course, it could also mean "Nintendo Game Cube" - a previous generation games console.
No. NGC 5458 is a galaxy.
NGC 2371-2 (aka NGC 2371 or NGC 2372) is a dual lobed planetary nebula found in the constellation of Gemini.
Carmiooro NGC was created in 2008.
The list of unlikely candidates for the Star Wars galaxy are: ACS-GC 13003331 BFB2004 NGC 4676 1176 BFB2004 NGC 4676 1289 BFB2004 NGC 4676 2934 BFB2004 VV 29 127 BFB2004 VV 29 3094 COSMOS 1161898 ISOHDFS 27 NGC 253 NGC 514 NGC 891 NGC 908 NGC 2770 NGC 3370 NGC 5247 NGC 5364 NGC 6118 NGC 7331 PGC 165514 PGC 169337 PGC 198197 PGC 1175571 PGC 1368199 PGC 1375823 PGC 1442333 PGC 1669768 PGC 1762846 PGC 2416052 PGC 2631284 PGC 3080366 and millions of other spiral galaxies in the universe
Galaxy NGC 1232 was discovered by William Herschel.
NGC 3079 is a galaxy, not a planet.
Believe it or not, the NGC 7331 group of galaxies.
NGC 3486 is a type Sb spiral galaxy.
NGC 6723 is a globular cluster in the constellation Sagittarius.
You can find NGC 6803 and NGC 6871 in the constellation of Aquila.
New General Catalog. An NGC number is a number assigned to an object in the catalog that has this name.
NGC 1512 is a barred spiral galaxy about 30 million light years from us.
NGC may be National Geographic Channel; for other meanings see the link below.
The best thing to do is go to the web site for NGC. But expect $50.00 bucks.
The National Geographic Channel (NGC) appears on different channels depending on the programming supplier and the market area.
M32 - DwarfM49M59M60 (NGC 4649)M87 (NGC 4486) - SupergiantM89M105 (NGC 3379)Maffei 1, the closest giant elliptical galaxy.
Two names for a planetary nebula are NGC 246 and NGC 7078. Many of these have nice names, not just "boring" catalogue numbers. There's the "Owl Nebula", for example (also known as NGC 3587).
ngc is short for the New General Catalogue.The objects in the catalogue are in addition to the 110 found in the Messier catalogue.
Messier 81 (or NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light years from us.
The NGC 5679 group, also known as Arp 274 is about 400 million light years from us.
It is in the constellation Reticulum.
NGC 5866 or the Spindle Galaxy in the constellation Draco is a spiral galaxy thought to be about 50 million light years away.
The nebula NGC 2440
New Galactic Catalogue.
New General Catalog.