Messier Object Index

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M1 The Crab Nebula supernova remnant in Taurus

M2 globular cluster in Aquarius

M3 globular cluster in Canes Venatici

M4 globular cluster in Scorpius

M5 globular cluster in Serpens Caput

M6 The Butterfly Cluster open cluster in Scorpius

M7 Ptolemy's Cluster open cluster in Scorpius

M8 The Lagoon Nebula starforming nebula in Sagittarius

M9 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

M10 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

M11 The Wild Duck Cluster open cluster in Scutum

M12 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

M13 Great Hercules Globular Cluster globular cluster in Hercules

M14 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

M15 globular cluster in Pegasus

M16 Eagle or Star Queen Nebula starforming nebula in Serpens Cauda

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

M18 open cluster in Sagittarius

M19 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

M20 The Trifid Nebula starforming nebula in Sagittarius

M21 open cluster in Sagittarius

M22 globular cluster in Sagittarius

M23 open cluster in Sagittarius

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

M25 open cluster in Sagittarius

M26 open cluster in Scutum

M27 The Dumbbell Nebula planetary nebula in Vulpecula

M28 globular cluster in Sagittarius

M29 open cluster in Cygnus

M30 globular cluster in Capricornus

M31 The Andromeda Galaxy spiral galaxy in Andromeda

M32 Satellite galaxy of M31 elliptical galaxy in Andromeda

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

M34 open cluster in Perseus

M35 open cluster in Gemini

M36 open cluster in Auriga

M37 open cluster in Auriga

M38 open cluster in Auriga

M39 open cluster in Cygnus

M40 Double Star WNC4 in Ursa Major

M41 open cluster in Canis Major

M42 The Great Orion Nebula starforming nebula in Orion

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

M44 Praesepe, the Beehive Cluster open cluster in Cancer

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

M46 open cluster in Puppis

M47 open cluster in Puppis

M48 open cluster in Hydra

M49 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M50 open cluster in Monoceros

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

M51B (NGC 5195) irregular galaxy, companion of M51 in Canes Venatici

M52 open cluster in Cassiopeia

M53 globular cluster in Coma Berenices

M54 globular cluster in Sagittarius

M55 globular cluster in Sagittarius

M56 globular cluster in Lyra

M57 The Ring Nebula planetary nebula in Lyra

M58 spiral galaxy in Virgo

M59 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M60 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M61 spiral galaxy in Virgo

M62 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

M63 Sunflower galaxy spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

M64 Blackeye galaxy spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

M65 spiral galaxy in Leo

M66 spiral galaxy in Leo

M67 open cluster in Cancer

M68 globular cluster in Hydra

M69 globular cluster in Sagittarius

M70 globular cluster in Sagittarius

M71 globular cluster in Sagitta

M72 globular cluster in Aquarius

M73 open cluster in Aquarius

M74 spiral galaxy in Pisces

M75 globular cluster in Sagittarius

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

M77 spiral galaxy in Cetus

M78 starforming reflection nebula in Orion

M79 globular cluster in Lepus

M80 globular cluster in Scorpius

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

M82 The Cigar Galaxy irregular galaxy in Ursa Major

M83 The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy spiral galaxy in Hydra

M84 lenticular galaxy in Virgo

M85 lenticular galaxy in Coma Berenices

M86 lenticular galaxy in Virgo

M87 Virgo A elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M88 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

M89 elliptical galaxy in Virgo

M90 spiral galaxy in Virgo

M91 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

M92 globular cluster in Hercules

M93 open cluster in Puppis

M94 spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

M95 spiral galaxy in Leo

M96 spiral galaxy in Leo

M97 The Owl Nebula planetary nebula in Ursa Major

M98 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

M99 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

M100 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices

M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

M102 Lenticular galaxy (the Spindle Galaxy) in Draco

M103 open cluster in Cassiopeia

M104 The Sombrero Galaxy spiral galaxy in Virgo

M105 elliptical galaxy in Leo

M106 spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

M107 globular cluster in Ophiuchus

M108 spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

M109 (NGC 3992) spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

M109B (NGC 3953) spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

M110 Satellite galaxy of M31 elliptical galaxy in Andromeda


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