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Messier 2017-01-31T10:52:42+00:00

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

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M90+.
M NGC Con Mag Size’ Typ Common Name
1 1952 Tau 9 6 x 4 SNR Crab Nebula
2 7089 Aqr 7.5 12.9 GCl
3 5272 CVn 7 16.2 GCl
4 6121 Sco 7.5 26.3 GCl
5 5904 Ser 7 17.4 GCl
6 6405 Sco 4.5 15 OCl Butterfly Cluster
7 6475 Sco 3.5 80 OCl Ptolemy’s Cluster
8 6523 Sgr 5 60 x 35 C/N Lagoon Nebula
9 6333 Oph 9 9.3 GCl
10 6254 Oph 7.5 15.1 GCl
11 6705 Sct 7 14 OCl Wild Duck Cluster
12 6218 Oph 8 14.5 GCl
13 6205 Her 7 16.6 GCl Hercules Cluster
14 6402 Oph 9.5 11.7 GCl
15 7078 Peg 7.5 12.3 GCl
16 6611 Ser 6.5 7 C/N assoc with Eagle Nebula, Star Queen Nebula
17 6618 Sgr 7 11 C/N Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula, Lobster Nebula
18 6613 Sgr 8 9 OCl
19 6273 Oph 8.5 13.5 GCl
20 6514 Sgr 5 28 C/N Trifid Nebula
21 6531 Sgr 7 13 OCl
22 6656 Sgr 6.5 24 GCl
23 6494 Sgr 6 27 OCl
24 6603 Sgr 11.5 5 contains “Delle Caustiche”
25 4725 Sgr 4.9 40 OCl
26 6694 Sct 9.5 15 OCl
27 6853 Vul 7.5 8.0 x 5.7 PlN Dumbbell Nebula
28 6626 Sgr 8.5 11.2 GCl
29 6913 Cyg 9 7 OCl
30 7099 Cap 8.5 11 GCl
31 224 And 4.5 178 Gal Andromeda Galaxy
32 221 And 10 8 x 6 Gal
33 598 Tri 7 73 x 45 Gal Triangulum Galaxy
34 1039 Per 6 35 OCl
35 2168 Gem 5.5 28 OCl
36 1960 Aur 6.5 12 OCl
37 2099 Aur 6 24 OCl
38 1912 Aur 7 21 OCl
39 7092 Cyg 5.5 32 OCl
40 WIN4 UMa 9 0.8 Double Star WNC4
41 2287 CMa 5 38 OCl
42 1976 Ori 5 85 x 60 DfN Orion Nebula
43 1982 Ori 7 20 x 15 DfN de Mairan’s nebula; part of Orion Nebula
44 2632 Cnc 4 95 OCl Praesepe, Beehive Cluster
45 1432 Tau 1.4 110 OCl Subaru, Pleiades, Seven Sisters
46 2437 Pup 6.5 27 OCl
47 2422 Pup 4.5 30 OCl
48 2548 Hya 5.5 54 OCl
49 4472 Vir 10 9 x 7.5 Gal
50 2323 Mon 7 16 OCl
51 5194 CVn 8 11 x 7 Gal Whirlpool Galaxy
52 7654 Cas 8 13 OCl
53 5024 Com 8.5 12.6 GCl
54 6715 Sgr 8.5 9.1 GCl
55 6809 Sgr 7 19 GCl
56 6779 Lyr 9.5 7.1 GCl
57 6720 Lyr 9.5 1.4 x 1.0 PlN Ring Nebula
58 4579 Vir 11 5.5 x 4.5 Gal
59 4621 Vir 11.5 5 x 3.5 Gal
60 4649 Vir 10.5 7 x 6 Gal
61 4303 Vir 10.5 6 x 5.5 Gal
62 6266 Oph 8 14.1 GCl
63 5055 CVn 8.5 10 x 6 Gal Sunflower Galaxy
64 4826 Com 9 9.3 x 5.4 Gal Blackeye Galaxy
65 3623 Leo 10.5 8 x 1.5 Gal
66 3627 Leo 10 8 x 2.5 Gal
67 2682 Cnc 7.5 30 OCl
68 4590 Hya 9 12 GCl
69 6637 Sgr 9 7.1 GCl
70 6681 Sgr 9 7.8 GCl
71 6838 Sge 8.5 7.2 GCl
72 6981 Aqr 10 5.9 GCl
73 6994 Aqr 9 2.8
74 628 Psc 10.5 10.2 x 9.5 Gal
75 6864 Sgr 9.5 6 GCl
76 650 Per 12 2.7 x 1.8 PlN Little Dumbbell Nebula, Cork Nebula
77 1068 Cet 10.5 7 x 6 Gal
78 2068 Ori 8 8 x 6 DfN
79 1904 Lep 8.5 8.7 GCl
80 6093 Sco 8.5 8.9 GCl
81 3031 UMa 8.5 21 x 10 Gal Bode’s Galaxy
82 3034 UMa 9.5 9 x 4 Gal Cigar Galaxy
83 5236 Hya 8.5 11 x 10 Gal Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
84 4374 Vir 11 5 Gal
85 4382 Com 10.5 7.1 x 5.2 Gal
86 4406 Vir 11 7.5 x 5.5 Gal
87 4486 Vir 11 7 Gal Virgo A
88 4501 Com 11 7 x 4 Gal
89 4552 Vir 11.5 4 Gal
90 4569 Vir 11 9.5 x 4.5 Gal
91 4548 Com 11.5 5.4 x 4.4 Gal
92 6341 Her 7.5 11.2 GCl
93 2447 Pup 6.5 22 OCl
94 4736 CVn 9.5 7 x 3 Gal
95 3351 Leo 11 4.4 x 3.3 Gal
96 3368 Leo 10.5 6 x 4 Gal
97 3587 UMa 12 3.4 x 3.3 PlN Owl Nebula
98 4192 Com 11 9.5 x 3.2 Gal
99 4254 Com 10.5 5.4 x 4.8 Gal
100 4321 Com 10.5 7 x 6 Gal
101 5457 UMa 8.5 22 Gal Pinwheel Galaxy
102 5866 Dra 10.5 5.2 x 2.3 Gal Spindle Galaxy
103 581 Cas 7 6 OCl
104 4594 Vir 9.5 9 x 4 Gal Sombrero Galaxy
105 3379 Leo 11 2 Gal
106 4258 CVn 9.5 19 x 8 Gal
107 6171 Oph 10 10 GCl
108 3556 UMa 11 8 x 1 Gal
109 3992 UMa 11 7 x 4 Gal
110 205 And 10 17 x 10 Gal