Messier Object Data, sorted by Right Ascension

The old Charles Messier has expressed his plan to bring out his catalog anew, ordered by right ascension; he published this plan in the Connoissance des Temps for 1801, but he never carried it out. But as this order is convenient and was applied to many other catalogs, we can certainly present the Messier catalog in this 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
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 M32 032 221 And 6 00 42.7 +40 52 8.1 8x6 2900 M103 103 581 Cas 1 01 33.2 +60 42 7.4 6.0 8.5 M33 033 598 Tri 5 01 33.9 +30 39 5.7 73x45 3000 M74 074 628 Psc 5 01 36.7 +15 47 9.4 10.2x9.5 35000 M76 076 650 Per 3 01 42.4 +51 34 10.1 2.7x1.8 3.4 M34 034 1039 Per 1 02 42.0 +42 47 5.5 35.0 1.4 M77 077 1068 Cet 5 02 42.7 -00 01 8.9 7x6 60000 M45 045 0000 Tau 1 03 47.0 +24 07 1.6 110.0 0.38 M79 079 1904 Lep 2 05 24.2 -24 31 7.7 8.7 42.1 M38 038 1912 Aur 1 05 28.4 +35 50 7.4 21.0 4.2 M1 001 1952 Tau 9 05 34.5 +22 01 8.4 6x4 6.3 M42 042 1976 Ori 4 05 35.4 -05 27 4.0 85x60 1.6 M43 043 1982 Ori 4 05 35.6 -05 16 9.0 20x15 1.6 M36 036 1960 Aur 1 05 36.1 +34 08 6.3 12.0 4.1 M78 078 2068 Ori 4 05 46.7 +00 03 8.3 8x6 1.6 M37 037 2099 Aur 1 05 52.4 +32 33 6.2 24.0 4.4 M35 035 2168 Gem 1 06 08.9 +24 20 5.3 28.0 2.8 M41 041 2287 CMa 1 06 46.0 -20 44 4.6 38.0 2.3 M50 050 2323 Mon 1 07 03.2 -08 20 6.3 16.0 3 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 M93 093 2447 Pup 1 07 44.6 -23 52 6.0 22.0 3.6 M48 048 2548 Hya 1 08 13.8 -05 48 5.5 54.0 1.5 M44 044 2632 Cnc 1 08 40.1 +19 59 3.7 95.0 0.577 M67 067 2682 Cnc 1 08 50.4 +11 49 6.1 30.0 2.7 M81 081 3031 UMa 5 09 55.6 +69 04 6.9 21x10 12000 M82 082 3034 UMa 7 09 55.8 +69 41 8.4 9x4 12000 M95 095 3351 Leo 5 10 44.0 +11 42 9.7 4.4x3.3 38000 M96 096 3368 Leo 5 10 46.8 +11 49 9.2 6x4 38000 M105 105 3379 Leo 6 10 47.8 +12 35 9.3 2.0 38000 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 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 M109B 109b 3953 UMa 5 11 53.8 +52 20 10.1 7x4 55000 M109 109 3992 UMa 5 11 57.6 +53 23 9.8 7x4 55000 M98 098 4192 Com 5 12 13.8 +14 54 10.1 9.5x3.2 60000 M99 099 4254 Com 5 12 18.8 +14 25 9.9 5.4x4.8 60000 M106 106 4258 CVn 5 12 19.0 +47 18 8.4 19x8 25000 M61 061 4303 Vir 5 12 21.9 +04 28 9.7 6x5.5 60000 M40 040 Win4 UMa C 12 22.4 +58 05 8.4 0.8 0.51 M100 100 4321 Com 5 12 22.9 +15 49 9.3 7x6 60000 M84 084 4374 Vir 8 12 25.1 +12 53 9.1 5.0 60000 M85 085 4382 Com 8 12 25.4 +18 11 9.1 7.1x5.2 60000 M86 086 4406 Vir 8 12 26.2 +12 57 8.9 7.5x5.5 60000 M49 049 4472 Vir 6 12 29.8 +08 00 8.4 9x7.5 60000 M87 087 4486 Vir 6 12 30.8 +12 24 8.6 7.0 60000 M88 088 4501 Com 5 12 32.0 +14 25 9.6 7x4 60000 M91 091 4548 Com 5 12 35.4 +14 30 10.2 5.4x4.4 60000 M89 089 4552 Vir 6 12 35.7 +12 33 9.8 4.0 60000 M90 090 4569 Vir 5 12 36.8 +13 10 9.5 9.5x4.5 60000 M58 058 4579 Vir 5 12 37.7 +11 49 9.7 5.5x4.5 60000 M68 068 4590 Hya 2 12 39.5 -26 45 7.8 12.0 33.3 M104 104 4594 Vir 5 12 40.0 -11 37 8.0 9x4 50000 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 M94 094 4736 CVn 5 12 50.9 +41 07 8.2 7x3 14500 M64 064 4826 Com 5 12 56.7 +21 41 8.5 9.3x5.4 19000 M53 053 5024 Com 2 13 12.9 +18 10 7.6 12.6 59.7 M63 063 5055 CVn 5 13 15.8 +42 02 8.6 10x6 37000 M51 051 5194 CVn 5 13 29.9 +47 12 8.4 11x7 37000 M51B 051b 5195 CVn 5 13 30.0 +47 16 9.6 6.4x4.6 37000 M83 083 5236 Hya 5 13 37.0 -29 52 7.6 11x10 15000 M3 003 5272 CVn 2 13 42.2 +28 23 6.2 16.2 33.9 M101 101 5457 UMa 5 14 03.2 +54 21 7.9 22.0 27000 M102 102 5866 Dra 8 15 06.5 +55 46 9.9 5.2x2.3 40000 M5 005 5904 Ser 2 15 18.6 +02 05 5.6 17.4 24.5 M80 080 6093 Sco 2 16 17.0 -22 59 7.3 8.9 32.6 M4 004 6121 Sco 2 16 23.6 -26 32 5.6 26.3 7.2 M107 107 6171 Oph 2 16 32.5 -13 03 7.9 10.0 20.9 M13 013 6205 Her 2 16 41.7 +36 28 5.8 16.6 25.1 M12 012 6218 Oph 2 16 47.2 -01 57 6.7 14.5 16.0 M10 010 6254 Oph 2 16 57.1 -04 06 6.6 15.1 14.4 M62 062 6266 Oph 2 17 01.2 -30 07 6.5 14.1 22.5 M19 019 6273 Oph 2 17 02.6 -26 16 6.8 13.5 28.4 M92 092 6341 Her 2 17 17.1 +43 08 6.4 11.2 26.7 M9 009 6333 Oph 2 17 19.2 -18 31 7.7 9.3 26.7 M14 014 6402 Oph 2 17 37.6 -03 15 7.6 11.7 29.0 M6 006 6405 Sco 1 17 40.1 -32 13 4.2 25.0 1.6 M7 007 6475 Sco 1 17 53.9 -34 49 3.3 80.0 0.8 M23 023 6494 Sgr 1 17 56.8 -19 01 6.9 27.0 2.15 M20 020 6514 Sgr 4 18 02.6 -23 02 9.0 28.0 5.2 M8 008 6523 Sgr 4 18 03.8 -24 23 6.0 90x40 5.2 M21 021 6531 Sgr 1 18 04.6 -22 30 6.5 13.0 4.25 M24 024 >6603 Sgr B 18 16.9 -18 29 4.6 90 10 M16 016 6611 Ser 1 18 18.8 -13 47 6.4 7.0 7 M18 018 6613 Sgr 1 18 19.9 -17 08 7.5 9.0 4.9 M17 017 6618 Sgr 4 18 20.8 -16 11 7.0 11.0 5 M28 028 6626 Sgr 2 18 24.5 -24 52 6.8 11.2 18.6 M69 069 6637 Sgr 2 18 31.4 -32 21 7.6 7.1 28.0 M25 025 I4725 Sgr 1 18 31.6 -19 15 6.5 40.0 2 M22 022 6656 Sgr 2 18 36.4 -23 54 5.1 24.0 10.4 M70 070 6681 Sgr 2 18 43.2 -32 18 7.9 7.8 29.4 M26 026 6694 Sct 1 18 45.2 -09 24 8.0 15.0 5 M11 011 6705 Sct 1 18 51.1 -06 16 6.3 14.0 6 M57 057 6720 Lyr 3 18 53.6 +33 02 8.8 1.4x1.0 2.3 M54 054 6715 Sgr 2 18 55.1 -30 29 7.6 9.1 88.7 M56 056 6779 Lyr 2 19 16.6 +30 11 8.3 7.1 32.9 M55 055 6809 Sgr 2 19 40.0 -30 58 6.3 19.0 17.6 M71 071 6838 Sge 2 19 53.8 +18 47 8.2 7.2 12.7 M27 027 6853 Vul 3 19 59.6 +22 43 7.4 8.0x5.7 1.25 M75 075 6864 Sgr 2 20 06.1 -21 55 8.5 6.0 61.3 M29 029 6913 Cyg 1 20 23.9 +38 32 7.1 7.0 4.0 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 M15 015 7078 Peg 2 21 30.0 +12 10 6.2 12.3 33.6 M39 039 7092 Cyg 1 21 32.2 +48 26 4.6 32.0 0.825 M2 002 7089 Aqr 2 21 33.5 -00 49 6.5 12.9 37.5 M30 030 7099 Cap 2 21 40.4 -23 11 7.2 11.0 26.1 M52 052 7654 Cas 1 23 24.2 +61 35 7.3 13.0 5.0

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