Original Messier Catalog of 1781

Here the original version of the Messier Catalog of 1781 is presented, as printed in the Connoissance des Temps for 1784 (Messier 1781).

The images of the catalog presented here were created by Bernard Trézéguet from the copy of the relevant volume of the Connoissance des Temps owned by the Bureau de Longitudes (BDL), Paris, and are presented here with the consent of the President of BDL.


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