Following catalogues are listed in Catalogue Cross-reference listing:

  • VNE, Veikko's Naked Eye Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects with 51 objects (numbered 1-46, with few divided object labeled a to c) and 40 suspected objets (labeled a-z, aa-an), early version of UNE
  • M, Messier Catalogue by Charles Messier
  • NGC, New General Catalogue, New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars by J. L. E. Dreyer
  • IC, Index Catalogue, Index Catalogue and Second Index Catalog by J. L. E. Dreyer, two appendices to NGC
  • Mel, Melotte's Catalogue, A catalogue of star clusters shown on the Franklin-Adams chart plates by Philibert Jacques Melotte
  • Cr, Collinder's Catalogue, Catalogue of 471 open clusters, identified on the Franklin-Adams charts, the NGC catalog, and the catalogs of Bailey, Melotte, Raab, Shapley, Trumpler, and others by Per Collinder
  • CDN, Catalogue of Dust Clouds in the Galaxy, by C. M. Dutra, and E. Bica (Astronomy & Astrophysics 383, 631-635 (2002)
  • Others
    • B, Catalogue of 349 Dark Objects in the Sky. In A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions in the Milky Way by E. E. Barnard
    • Dunlop, James Dunlop's catalog of southern deep sky objects
    • LDN, Catalogue of Dark Nebulae by B.T. Lynds
    • PGC, Principal Galaxy Catalogue, An extragalactic database. I - The Catalogue of Principal Galaxies by G. Paturel, P. Fouque, L. Botinelli and L. Gougenheim
    • PK, Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (CGPN) by Perek and Kohoutek A.
    • Sh, Sharpless Catalogue of HII regions by Stewart Sharpless
    • Steph, Objects catalogued by Stephenson
    • Stock, Objects catalogued by Jürgen Stock
    • Trumpler, Preliminary results on the distances, dimensions and space distribution of open star clusters by R. J. Trumpler