messierMy attempt at trying to image as many of the Messier objects as I can. Hopefully they will get better as my skills improve. Not all are easily visible from here in Edinburgh, Scotland so I won’t get all of them…

The first version of Charles Messier’s “Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters” appeared in the “Mémoires de l’Academie” for 1771. The first supplement was published in “Connoissance des Temps” for 1783.

Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters, Which one discovers between the fixed Stars, over the horizon of Paris. Observed at the Observatory of the Navy, with different instruments. 16 February 1771″
Charles Messier

Choose from

M1 – M30
M31 – M60
M61 – M90
M90+.
MNGCConMagSize’TypCommon Name
11952Tau96 x 4SNRCrab Nebula
27089Aqr7.512.9GCl
35272CVn716.2GCl
46121Sco7.526.3GCl
55904Ser717.4GCl
66405Sco4.515OClButterfly Cluster
76475Sco3.580OClPtolemy’s Cluster
86523Sgr560 x 35C/NLagoon Nebula
96333Oph99.3GCl
106254Oph7.515.1GCl
116705Sct714OClWild Duck Cluster
126218Oph814.5GCl
136205Her716.6GClHercules Cluster
146402Oph9.511.7GCl
157078Peg7.512.3GCl
166611Ser6.57C/Nassoc with Eagle Nebula, Star Queen Nebula
176618Sgr711C/NOmega Nebula, Swan Nebula, Lobster Nebula
186613Sgr89OCl
196273Oph8.513.5GCl
206514Sgr528C/NTrifid Nebula
216531Sgr713OCl
226656Sgr6.524GCl
236494Sgr627OCl
246603Sgr11.55contains “Delle Caustiche”
254725Sgr4.940OCl
266694Sct9.515OCl
276853Vul7.58.0 x 5.7PlNDumbbell Nebula
286626Sgr8.511.2GCl
296913Cyg97OCl
307099Cap8.511GCl
31224And4.5178GalAndromeda Galaxy
32221And108 x 6Gal
33598Tri773 x 45GalTriangulum Galaxy
341039Per635OCl
352168Gem5.528OCl
361960Aur6.512OCl
372099Aur624OCl
381912Aur721OCl
397092Cyg5.532OCl
40WIN4UMa90.8Double Star WNC4
412287CMa538OCl
421976Ori585 x 60DfNOrion Nebula
431982Ori720 x 15DfNde Mairan’s nebula; part of Orion Nebula
442632Cnc495OClPraesepe, Beehive Cluster
451432Tau1.4110OClSubaru, Pleiades, Seven Sisters
462437Pup6.527OCl
472422Pup4.530OCl
482548Hya5.554OCl
494472Vir109 x 7.5Gal
502323Mon716OCl
515194CVn811 x 7GalWhirlpool Galaxy
527654Cas813OCl
535024Com8.512.6GCl
546715Sgr8.59.1GCl
556809Sgr719GCl
566779Lyr9.57.1GCl
576720Lyr9.51.4 x 1.0PlNRing Nebula
584579Vir115.5 x 4.5Gal
594621Vir11.55 x 3.5Gal
604649Vir10.57 x 6Gal
614303Vir10.56 x 5.5Gal
626266Oph814.1GCl
635055CVn8.510 x 6GalSunflower Galaxy
644826Com99.3 x 5.4GalBlackeye Galaxy
653623Leo10.58 x 1.5Gal
663627Leo108 x 2.5Gal
672682Cnc7.530OCl
684590Hya912GCl
696637Sgr97.1GCl
706681Sgr97.8GCl
716838Sge8.57.2GCl
726981Aqr105.9GCl
736994Aqr92.8
74628Psc10.510.2 x 9.5Gal
756864Sgr9.56GCl
76650Per122.7 x 1.8PlNLittle Dumbbell Nebula, Cork Nebula
771068Cet10.57 x 6Gal
782068Ori88 x 6DfN
791904Lep8.58.7GCl
806093Sco8.58.9GCl
813031UMa8.521 x 10GalBode’s Galaxy
823034UMa9.59 x 4GalCigar Galaxy
835236Hya8.511 x 10GalSouthern Pinwheel Galaxy
844374Vir115Gal
854382Com10.57.1 x 5.2Gal
864406Vir117.5 x 5.5Gal
874486Vir117GalVirgo A
884501Com117 x 4Gal
894552Vir11.54Gal
904569Vir119.5 x 4.5Gal
914548Com11.55.4 x 4.4Gal
926341Her7.511.2GCl
932447Pup6.522OCl
944736CVn9.57 x 3Gal
953351Leo114.4 x 3.3Gal
963368Leo10.56 x 4Gal
973587UMa123.4 x 3.3PlNOwl Nebula
984192Com119.5 x 3.2Gal
994254Com10.55.4 x 4.8Gal
1004321Com10.57 x 6Gal
1015457UMa8.522GalPinwheel Galaxy
1025866Dra10.55.2 x 2.3GalSpindle Galaxy
103581Cas76OCl
1044594Vir9.59 x 4GalSombrero Galaxy
1053379Leo112Gal
1064258CVn9.519 x 8Gal
1076171Oph1010GCl
1083556UMa118 x 1Gal
1093992UMa117 x 4Gal
110205And1017 x 10Gal