Messier Object Index

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  [M1] M1 The Crab Nebula supernova remnant in Taurus

  [M2] M2 globular cluster in Aquarius

  [M3] M3 globular cluster in Canes Venatici

  [M4] M4 globular cluster in Scorpius

  [M5] M5 globular cluster in Serpens Caput

  [M6] M6 The Butterfly Cluster open cluster in Scorpius

  [M7] M7 Ptolemy's Cluster open cluster in Scorpius

  [M8] M8 The Lagoon Nebula starforming nebula in Sagittarius

  [M9] M9 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

 [M10] M10 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

 [M11] M11 The Wild Duck Cluster open cluster in Scutum

 [M12] M12 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

 [M13] M13 Great Hercules Globular Cluster globular cluster in Hercules

 [M14] M14 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

 [M15] M15 globular cluster in Pegasus

 [M16] M16 Eagle Nebula or Star Queen Nebula starforming nebula in Serpens Cauda

 [M17] M17 The Omega or Swan or Horseshoe or Lobster Nebula starforming nebula in Sagittarius

 [M18] M18 open cluster in Sagittarius

 [M19] M19 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

 [M20] M20 The Trifid Nebula starforming nebula in Sagittarius

 [M21] M21 open cluster in Sagittarius

 [M22] M22 globular cluster in Sagittarius

 [M23] M23 open cluster in Sagittarius

 [M24] M24 Milky Way Patch star cloud with open cluster NGC 6603 in Sagittarius

 [M25] M25 open cluster in Sagittarius

 [M26] M26 open cluster in Scutum

 [M27] M27 The Dumbbell Nebula planetary nebula in Vulpecula

 [M28] M28 globular cluster in Sagittarius

 [M29] M29 open cluster in Cygnus

 [M30] M30 globular cluster in Capricornus

 [M31] M31 The Andromeda Galaxy spiral galaxy in Andromeda

 [M32] M32 Satellite galaxy of M31 elliptical galaxy in Andromeda

 [M33] M33 The Triangulum Galaxy (also Pinwheel) spiral galaxy in Triangulum

 [M34] M34 open cluster in Perseus

 [M35] M35 open cluster in Gemini

 [M36] M36 open cluster in Auriga

 [M37] M37 open cluster in Auriga

 [M38] M38 open cluster in Auriga

 [M39] M39 open cluster in Cygnus

 [M40] M40 Double Star WNC4 in Ursa Major

 [M41] M41 open cluster in Canis Major

 [M42] M42 The Great Orion Nebula starforming nebula in Orion

 [M43] M43 part of the Orion Nebula (de Mairan's Nebula) starforming nebula in Orion

 [M44] M44 Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster open cluster in Cancer

 [M45] M45 Subaru, the Pleiades--the Seven Sisters open cluster in Taurus

 [M46] M46 open cluster in Puppis

 [M47] M47 open cluster in Puppis

 [M48] M48 open cluster in Hydra

 [M49] M49 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

 [M50] M50 open cluster in Monoceros

 [M51] M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici

 [M51B M51B companion of M51 in Canes Venatici

 [M52] M52 open cluster in Cassiopeia

 [M53] M53 globular cluster in Coma Berenices

 [M54] M54 globular cluster in Sagittarius

 [M55] M55 globular cluster in Sagittarius

 [M56] M56 globular cluster in Lyra

 [M57] M57 The Ring Nebula planetary nebula in Lyra

 [M58] M58 spiral galaxy in Virgo

 [M59] M59 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

 [M60] M60 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

 [M61] M61 spiral galaxy in Virgo

 [M62] M62 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

 [M63] M63 Sunflower galaxy spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

 [M64] M64 Blackeye galaxy spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

 [M65] M65 spiral galaxy in Leo

 [M66] M66 spiral galaxy in Leo

 [M67] M67 open cluster in Cancer

 [M68] M68 globular cluster in Hydra

 [M69] M69 globular cluster in Sagittarius

 [M70] M70 globular cluster in Sagittarius

 [M71] M71 globular cluster in Sagitta

 [M72] M72 globular cluster in Aquarius

 [M73] M73 open cluster in Aquarius

 [M74] M74 spiral galaxy in Pisces

 [M75] M75 globular cluster in Sagittarius

 [M76] M76 The Little Dumbell, Cork, or Butterfly planetary nebula in Perseus

 [M77] M77 spiral galaxy in Cetus

 [M78] M78 starforming reflection nebula in Orion

 [M79] M79 globular cluster in Lepus

 [M80] M80 globular cluster in Scorpius

 [M81] M81 Bode's Galaxy (nebula) spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

 [M82] M82 The Cigar Galaxy irregular galaxy in Ursa Major

 [M83] M83 The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy spiral galaxy in Hydra

 [M84] M84 lenticular galaxy in Virgo

 [M85] M85 lenticular galaxy in Coma Berenices

 [M86] M86 lenticular galaxy in Virgo

 [M87] M87 Virgo A elliptical galaxy in Virgo

 [M88] M88 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

 [M89] M89 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

 [M90] M90 spiral galaxy in Virgo

 [M91] M91 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

 [M92] M92 globular cluster in Hercules

 [M93] M93 open cluster in Puppis

 [M94] M94 spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

 [M95] M95 spiral galaxy in Leo

 [M96] M96 spiral galaxy in Leo

 [M97] M97 The Owl Nebula planetary nebula in Ursa Major

 [M98] M98 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

 [M99] M99 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

[M100] M100 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

[M101] M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

[M102] M102 Lenticular galaxy (the Spindle Galaxy) in Draco

[M103] M103 open cluster in Casseopeia

[M104] M104 The Sombrero Galaxy spiral galaxy in Virgo

[M105] M105 elliptical galaxy in Leo

[M106] M106 spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

[M107] M107 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

[M108] M108 spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

[M109] M109 spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

[M109B] M109B spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

[M110] M110 Satellite galaxy of M31 elliptical galaxy in Andromeda


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