Messier Object Data, sorted by Declination

This ordering scheme was recently introduced by Patrick Moore in his Caldwell Catalog. Certainly, we can present the Messier catalog in the same order.

Type:
1=Open Cluster, 2=Globular Cluster, 3=Planetary Nebula, 4=Starforming Nebula (with open cluster), 5=Spiral Galaxy, 6=Elliptical Galaxy, 7=Irregular Galaxy, 8=Lenticular (S0) Galaxy, 9=Supernova Remnant, A=System of 4 stars or Asterism, B=Milky Way Patch, C=Binary star.
ra=
right ascension in hours minutes.decimal seconds
dec=
declination in degrees minutes
B=
apparent visual magnitude
D=
appparent (angular) dimension in arc minutes
d=
distance in kilo-light-years

Link M# NGC# Con Type ra dec B D d
M82 082 3034 UMa 7 09 55.8 +69 41 8.4 9x4 12000 M81 081 3031 UMa 5 09 55.6 +69 04 6.9 21x10 12000 M52 052 7654 Cas 1 23 24.2 +61 35 7.3 13.0 5.0 M103 103 581 Cas 1 01 33.2 +60 42 7.4 6.0 8.5 M40 040 Win4 UMa C 12 22.4 +58 05 8.4 0.8 0.51 M102 102 5866 Dra 8 15 06.5 +55 46 9.9 5.2x2.3 40000 M108 108 3556 UMa 5 11 11.5 +55 40 10.0 8x1 45000 M97 097 3587 UMa 3 11 14.8 +55 01 9.9 3.4x3.3 2.6 M101 101 5457 UMa 5 14 03.2 +54 21 7.9 22.0 27000 M109 109 3992 UMa 5 11 57.6 +53 23 9.8 7x4 55000 M109B 109b 3953 UMa 5 11 53.8 +52 20 10.1 7x4 55000 M76 076 650 Per 3 01 42.4 +51 34 10.1 2.7x1.8 3.4 M39 039 7092 Cyg 1 21 32.2 +48 26 4.6 32.0 0.825 M106 106 4258 CVn 5 12 19.0 +47 18 8.4 19x8 25000 M51B 051b 5195 CVn 5 13 30.0 +47 16 9.6 6.4x4.6 37000 M51 051 5194 CVn 5 13 29.9 +47 12 8.4 11x7 37000 M92 092 6341 Her 2 17 17.1 +43 08 6.4 11.2 26.7 M34 034 1039 Per 1 02 42.0 +42 47 5.5 35.0 1.4 M63 063 5055 CVn 5 13 15.8 +42 02 8.6 10x6 37000 M110 110 205 And 6 00 40.4 +41 41 8.5 17x10 2900 M31 031 224 And 5 00 42.7 +41 16 3.4 178x63 2900 M94 094 4736 CVn 5 12 50.9 +41 07 8.2 7x3 14500 M32 032 221 And 6 00 42.7 +40 52 8.1 8x6 2900 M29 029 6913 Cyg 1 20 23.9 +38 32 7.1 7.0 4.0 M13 013 6205 Her 2 16 41.7 +36 28 5.8 16.6 25.1 M38 038 1912 Aur 1 05 28.4 +35 50 7.4 21.0 4.2 M36 036 1960 Aur 1 05 36.1 +34 08 6.3 12.0 4.1 M57 057 6720 Lyr 3 18 53.6 +33 02 8.8 1.4x1.0 2.3 M37 037 2099 Aur 1 05 52.4 +32 33 6.2 24.0 4.4 M33 033 598 Tri 5 01 33.9 +30 39 5.7 73x45 3000 M56 056 6779 Lyr 2 19 16.6 +30 11 8.3 7.1 32.9 M3 003 5272 CVn 2 13 42.2 +28 23 6.2 16.2 33.9 M35 035 2168 Gem 1 06 08.9 +24 20 5.3 28.0 2.8 M45 045 0000 Tau 1 03 47.0 +24 07 1.6 110.0 0.38 M27 027 6853 Vul 3 19 59.6 +22 43 7.4 8.0x5.7 1.25 M1 001 1952 Tau 9 05 34.5 +22 01 8.4 6x4 6.3 M64 064 4826 Com 5 12 56.7 +21 41 8.5 9.3x5.4 19000 M44 044 2632 Cnc 1 08 40.1 +19 59 3.7 95.0 0.577 M71 071 6838 Sge 2 19 53.8 +18 47 8.2 7.2 12.7 M85 085 4382 Com 8 12 25.4 +18 11 9.1 7.1x5.2 60000 M53 053 5024 Com 2 13 12.9 +18 10 7.6 12.6 59.7 M100 100 4321 Com 5 12 22.9 +15 49 9.3 7x6 60000 M74 074 628 Psc 5 01 36.7 +15 47 9.4 10.2x9.5 35000 M98 098 4192 Com 5 12 13.8 +14 54 10.1 9.5x3.2 60000 M91 091 4548 Com 5 12 35.4 +14 30 10.2 5.4x4.4 60000 M88 088 4501 Com 5 12 32.0 +14 25 9.6 7x4 60000 M99 099 4254 Com 5 12 18.8 +14 25 9.9 5.4x4.8 60000 M90 090 4569 Vir 5 12 36.8 +13 10 9.5 9.5x4.5 60000 M65 065 3623 Leo 5 11 18.9 +13 05 9.3 8x1.5 35000 M66 066 3627 Leo 5 11 20.2 +12 59 8.9 8x2.5 35000 M86 086 4406 Vir 8 12 26.2 +12 57 8.9 7.5x5.5 60000 M84 084 4374 Vir 8 12 25.1 +12 53 9.1 5.0 60000 M105 105 3379 Leo 6 10 47.8 +12 35 9.3 2.0 38000 M89 089 4552 Vir 6 12 35.7 +12 33 9.8 4.0 60000 M87 087 4486 Vir 6 12 30.8 +12 24 8.6 7.0 60000 M15 015 7078 Peg 2 21 30.0 +12 10 6.2 12.3 33.6 M58 058 4579 Vir 5 12 37.7 +11 49 9.7 5.5x4.5 60000 M67 067 2682 Cnc 1 08 50.4 +11 49 6.1 30.0 2.7 M96 096 3368 Leo 5 10 46.8 +11 49 9.2 6x4 38000 M95 095 3351 Leo 5 10 44.0 +11 42 9.7 4.4x3.3 38000 M59 059 4621 Vir 6 12 42.0 +11 39 9.6 5x3.5 60000 M60 060 4649 Vir 6 12 43.7 +11 33 8.8 7x6 60000 M49 049 4472 Vir 6 12 29.8 +08 00 8.4 9x7.5 60000 M61 061 4303 Vir 5 12 21.9 +04 28 9.7 6x5.5 60000 M5 005 5904 Ser 2 15 18.6 +02 05 5.6 17.4 24.5 M78 078 2068 Ori 4 05 46.7 +00 03 8.3 8x6 1.6 M77 077 1068 Cet 5 02 42.7 -00 01 8.9 7x6 60000 M2 002 7089 Aqr 2 21 33.5 -00 49 6.5 12.9 37.5 M12 012 6218 Oph 2 16 47.2 -01 57 6.7 14.5 16.0 M14 014 6402 Oph 2 17 37.6 -03 15 7.6 11.7 29.0 M10 010 6254 Oph 2 16 57.1 -04 06 6.6 15.1 14.4 M43 043 1982 Ori 4 05 35.6 -05 16 9.0 20x15 1.6 M42 042 1976 Ori 4 05 35.4 -05 27 4.0 85x60 1.6 M48 048 2548 Hya 1 08 13.8 -05 48 5.5 54.0 1.5 M11 011 6705 Sct 1 18 51.1 -06 16 6.3 14.0 6 M50 050 2323 Mon 1 07 03.2 -08 20 6.3 16.0 3 M26 026 6694 Sct 1 18 45.2 -09 24 8.0 15.0 5 M104 104 4594 Vir 5 12 40.0 -11 37 8.0 9x4 50000 M72 072 6981 Aqr 2 20 53.5 -12 32 9.3 5.9 55.4 M73 073 6994 Aqr A 20 58.9 -12 38 9.0 2.8 2.0 M107 107 6171 Oph 2 16 32.5 -13 03 7.9 10.0 20.9 M16 016 6611 Ser 1 18 18.8 -13 47 6.4 7.0 7 M47 047 2422 Pup 1 07 36.6 -14 30 5.2 30.0 1.6 M46 046 2437 Pup 1 07 41.8 -14 49 6.0 27.0 5.4 M17 017 6618 Sgr 4 18 20.8 -16 11 7.0 11.0 5 M18 018 6613 Sgr 1 18 19.9 -17 08 7.5 9.0 4.9 M24 024 >6603 Sgr B 18 16.9 -18 29 4.6 90 10 M9 009 6333 Oph 2 17 19.2 -18 31 7.7 9.3 26.7 M23 023 6494 Sgr 1 17 56.8 -19 01 6.9 27.0 2.15 M25 025 I4725 Sgr 1 18 31.6 -19 15 6.5 40.0 2 M41 041 2287 CMa 1 06 46.0 -20 44 4.6 38.0 2.3 M75 075 6864 Sgr 2 20 06.1 -21 55 8.5 6.0 61.3 M21 021 6531 Sgr 1 18 04.6 -22 30 6.5 13.0 4.25 M80 080 6093 Sco 2 16 17.0 -22 59 7.3 8.9 32.6 M20 020 6514 Sgr 4 18 02.6 -23 02 9.0 28.0 5.2 M30 030 7099 Cap 2 21 40.4 -23 11 7.2 11.0 26.1 M93 093 2447 Pup 1 07 44.6 -23 52 6.0 22.0 3.6 M22 022 6656 Sgr 2 18 36.4 -23 54 5.1 24.0 10.4 M8 008 6523 Sgr 4 18 03.8 -24 23 6.0 90x40 5.2 M79 079 1904 Lep 2 05 24.2 -24 31 7.7 8.7 42.1 M28 028 6626 Sgr 2 18 24.5 -24 52 6.8 11.2 18.6 M19 019 6273 Oph 2 17 02.6 -26 16 6.8 13.5 28.4 M4 004 6121 Sco 2 16 23.6 -26 32 5.6 26.3 7.2 M68 068 4590 Hya 2 12 39.5 -26 45 7.8 12.0 33.3 M83 083 5236 Hya 5 13 37.0 -29 52 7.6 11x10 15000 M62 062 6266 Oph 2 17 01.2 -30 07 6.5 14.1 22.5 M54 054 6715 Sgr 2 18 55.1 -30 29 7.6 9.1 88.7 M55 055 6809 Sgr 2 19 40.0 -30 58 6.3 19.0 17.6 M6 006 6405 Sco 1 17 40.1 -32 13 4.2 25.0 1.6 M70 070 6681 Sgr 2 18 43.2 -32 18 7.9 7.8 29.4 M69 069 6637 Sgr 2 18 31.4 -32 21 7.6 7.1 28.0 M7 007 6475 Sco 1 17 53.9 -34 49 4.1 80.0 0.8

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