Gallery of Messier Objects


This Catalogue of "nebulous" objects was compiled at the end of the 18th century by Charles Messier and contains some of the most interesting deep-sky objects visible from mid-northern latitudes. Majority of them were discovered by Messier and Pierre Mechain, but well known large objects such as Pleiades (M45) or Beehive (M44) were also included. After many updates, Messier finished his original Catalogue with M103. Additional objects (apparently found by him or Mechain, but omitted from the Catalogue) are now frequently included to the total of 110. Identities of M91 and M102 are somehow uncertain - below I follow the list published in RASC Observer's Handbook (1998).


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M1

M2

M3

M4

M5

M6

M7

M8

M9

M10

M11

M12

M13

M14

M15

M16

M17

M18

M19

M20

M21

M22

M23

M24

M25

M26

M27

M28

M29

M30

M31

M32

M33

M34

M35

M36

M37

M38

M39

M40

M41

M42

M43

M44

M45

M46

M47

M48

M49

M50

M51

M52

M53

M54

M55

M56

M57

M58

M59

M60

M61

M62

M63

M64

M65

M66

M67

M68

M69

M70

M71

M72

M73

M74

M75

M76

M77

M78

M79

M80

M81

M82

M83

M84

M85

M86

M87

M88

M89

M90

M91

M92

M93

M94

M95

M96

M97

M98

M99

M100

M101

M102

M103

M104

M105

M106

M107

M108

M109

M110

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