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The Messier list, by number

The Messier list, by season

The Messier list with co-ords, distances & magnitudes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GC = Globular Cluster, OC = Open Cluster

M1

The Crab Nebula

M2

GC in Aquarius

M3

GC in Canes Venatici

M4

GC in Scorpius

M5

GC in Serpens Caput

M6

Butterfly Cluster

M7

Ptolemy's Cluster

M8

Lagoon Nebula

M9

GC in Ophiuchus

M10

GC in Ophiuchus

M11

Wild Duck Cluster

M12

GC in Ophiuchus

M13

Hercules Cluster

M14

GC in Ophiuchus

M15

GC in Pegasus

M16

Eagle Nebula

M17

Omega Nebula

M18

OC in Sagittarius

M19

GC in Ophiuchus

M20

Trifid Nebula

M21

OC in Sagittarius

M22

GC in Sagittarius

M23

OC in Sagittarius

M24

Sagittarius Star Cloud

M25

OC in Sagittarius

M26

OC in Scutum

M27

Dumbbell Planetary Nebula

M28

GC in Sagittarius

M29

OC in Cygnus

M30

GC in Capricornus

M31

Andromeda Galaxy

M32

Satellite Galaxy of M31

M33

Triangulum Galaxy

M34

OC in Perseus

M35

OC in Gemini

M36

OC in Auriga

M37

OC in Auriga

M38

OC in Auriga

M39

OC in Cygnus

M40

Double Star in Ursa Major

M41

OC in Canis Major

M42

Orion Nebula in Orion

M43

de Mairan's Nebula in Orion

M44

Beehive OC in Cancer

M45

The Pleiades in Taurus

M46

OC in Puppis

M47

OC in Puppis

M48

OC in Hydra

M49

Elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M50

OC in Monoceros

M51

The Whirlpool Galaxy

M52

OC in Cassiopeia

M53

GC in Coma Berenices

M54

GC in Sagittarius

M55

GC in Sagittarius

M56

GC in Lyra

M57

The Ring Nebula

M58

Spiral galaxy in Virgo

M59

 Elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M60

 Elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M61

Spiral galaxy in Virgo

M62

GC in Ophiuchus

M63

The Sunflower Galaxy

M64

The Black Eye Galaxy

M65

Spiral galaxy in Leo

M66

Spiral galaxy in Leo

M67

OC in Cancer

M68

GC in Hydra

M69

GC in Sagittarius

M70

GC in Sagittarius

M71

GC in Sagitta

M72

GC in Aquarius

M73

OC in Aquarius

M74

Spiral galaxy in Pisces

M75

GC in Sagittarius

M76

Little Dumbbell Nebula

M77

Spiral galaxy in Cetus

M78

Reflection nebula in Orion

M79

 GC in Lepus

M80

GC in Scorpius

M81

Bode's Galaxy

M82

The Cigar Galaxy

M83

The Sn Pinwheel Galaxy

M84

Lenticular galaxy in Virgo

M85

Lenticular galaxy

M86

Lenticular galaxy

M87

Elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M88

Spl gal in Coma Berenices

M89

Elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M90

Spiral galaxy in Virgo

M91

Spl gal in Coma Berenices

M92

GC in Hercules

M93

OC in Puppis

M94

Spl gal in Canes Venatici

M95

Spiral galaxy in Leo

M96

Spiral galaxy in Leo

M97

The Owl Nebula

M98

Spl gal in Coma Berenices

M99

Spl gal in Coma Berenices

M100

Spl gal in Coma Berenices

M101

The Pinwheel Galaxy

M102?

The Spindle Galaxy

M103

OC in Casseopeia

M104

The Sombrero Galaxy

M105

Elliptical galaxy in Leo

M106

Spl gal in Canes Venatici

M107

GC in Ophiuchus

M108

Spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

M109

Spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

M110?

Satellite galaxy of M31

 

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Charles Messier

1730 - 1817

 

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