LIST OF MESSIER OBJECTS

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NUM NGC CONSTELLATION
R.A.
DECL
OBJECT AND REMARKS
M.01 NGC 1952 TAURUS 053130.0 +215900 Supernova remnant   Crab Nebula
M.02 NGC 7089 AQUARIUS 213054.0 -010300 Globular cluster   diameter 7 seconds
M.03 NGC 5272 CANES VENATICI 133954.0 +283800 Globular cluster  
M.04 NGC 6121 SCORPIO 162036.0 -262400 Globular cluster  
M.05 NGC 5904 SERPENS 151600.0 +021600 Globular cluster   fine globular
M.06 NGC 6405 SCORPIO 173648.0 -321100 Open cluster   naked-eye. Superb cluster.
M.07 NGC 6475 SCORPIO 175042.0 -344800 Open cluster   glorious brilliant naked-eye cluster.
M.08 NGC 6523 SAGITTARIUS 180136.0 -242000 Nebula   Lagoon Nebula
M.09 NGC 6333 OPHIUCHUS 171612.0 -182800 Globular cluster  
M.10 NGC 6254 OPHIUCHUS 165430.0 -040200 Globular cluster  
M.11 NGC 6705 SCUTUM 184824.0 -062000 Open cluster  lovely fan shaped cluster Wild Duck
M.12 NGC 6218 OPHIUCHUS 164436.0 -015200 Globular cluster   none
M.13 NGC 6205 HERCULES 163954.0 +363300 Globular cluster  Great globular cluster naked-eye
M.14 NGC 6402 OPHIUCHUS 173500.0 -031300 Globular cluster 
M.15 NGC 7078 PEGASUS 212736.0 +115700 Globular cluster   bright and condensed
M.16 NGC 6611 SERPENS 181600.0 -134800 Nebula + cluster   easy object
M.17 NGC 6618 SAGITTARIUS 181754.0 -161200 Nebula   Omega  or Horseshoe Nebula
M.18 NGC 6613 SAGITTARIUS 181700.0 -170900 Open cluster   sparse
M.19 NGC 6273 OPHIUCHUS 165930.0 -261100 Globular cluster 
M.20 NGC 6514 SAGITTARIUS 175854.0 -230200 Nebula   Trifid Nebula
M.21 NGC 6531 SAGITTARIUS 180148.0 -223000 Open cluster   about 50 stars
M.22 NGC 6656 SAGITTARIUS 183318.0 -235800 Globular cluster   first globular to be discovered.
M.23 NGC 6494 SAGITTARIUS 175400.0 -190100 Open cluster   about 120 stars
M.24 NGC 6603 SAGITTARIUS 181530.0 -182700 Open cluster   rich. Some 50 stars
M.25 NGC I 47 SAGITTARIUS 182848.0 -191700 Open cluster   contains u sgr
M.26 NGC 6694 SCUTUM 184230.0 -092700 Open cluster   not comparable with m.11
M.27 NGC 6853 VULPECULA 195724.0 +223500 Planetary   Dumb-Bell Nebula
M.28 NGC 6626 SAGITTARIUS 182130.0 -245400 Globular cluster  
M.29 NGC 6913 CYGNUS 202212.0 +382100 Open cluster   sparse   about 20 stars
M.30 NGC 7099 CAPRICORNUS 213730.0 -232500 Globular cluster
M.31 NGC 224 ANDROMEDA 004000.0 +410000 Galaxy   Great Andromeda Spiral  naked-eye
M.32 NGC 221 ANDROMEDA 004000.0 +403600 Galaxy   type E2 companion to M31
M.33 NGC 598 TRIANGULUM 013100.0 +302400 Galaxy   type Sc. Member of the local group.
M.34 NGC 1039 PERSEUS 023848.0 +423400 Open cluster   about 80 stars
M.35 NGC 2168 GEMINI 060548.0 +242100 Open cluster   naked eye
M.36 NGC1960 AURIGA 053200.0 +340700 Open cluster   none
M.37 NGC2099 AURIGA 054906.0 +323200 Open cluster   superior to M36
M.38 NGC1912 AURIGA 052518.0 +354800 Open cluster   cruciform
M.39 NGC 7092 CYGNUS 213024.0 +481300 Open cluster   about 25 stars
           
M.41 NGC 2287 CANIS MAJOR 064454.0 -204100 Open cluster   naked eye
M.42 NGC 1976 ORION 053254.0 -052500 Nebula   Great nebula in Orion. Naked-eye
M.43 NGC 19 ORION 053254.0 -052500 Nebula   part of the great Orion nebulae M42
M.44 NGC 2632 CANCER 083724.0 +200000 Open cluster   Praesepe. Naked-eye
M.45 NGCMEL. TAURUS 034406.0 +235800 Open cluster   The Pleiades – Seven Sisters
M.46 NGC 2437 PUPPIS 073930.0 -144200 Open cluster   within is faint planetary NGC 2438
M.47 NGC 2422 PUPPIS 073418.0 -142200 Open cluster   naked-eye
M.48 NGC 2548 HYDRA 081112.0 -053800 Open cluster   -
M.49 NGC 4472 VIRGO 122718.0 +081600 Galaxy   type E4
M.50 NGC 2323 MONOCEROS 070036.0 -081600 Open cluster   none
M.51 NGC 5194 CANES VENATICI 132748.0 +472700 Spiral galaxy   whirlpool galaxy
M.52 NGC 7654 CASSIOPEIA 232200.0 +611900 Open cluster   not distinctive
M.53 NGC 5024 COMA BERENICES 131030.0 +182600 Globular cluster  
M.54 NGC 6715 SAGITTARIUS 185200.0 -303200 Globular cluster 
M.55 NGC 6809 SAGITTARIUS 193654.0 -310300 Globular cluster 
M.56 NGC 6779 LYRA 191436.0 +300500 Globular cluster   rich area
M.57 NGC 6720 LYRA 185142.0 +325800 Planetary   ring nebula. Central star. mag. 14
M.58 NGC 4579 VIRGO 123506.0 +120500 Galaxy   type Sb
M.59 NGC 4621 VIRGO 123930.0 +115500 Galaxy   type E3
M.60 NGC 4649 VIRGO 124106.0 +114900 Galaxy   type E1
M.61 NGC 4303 VIRGO 121924.0 +044500 Galaxy   type Sc
M.62 NGC 6266 OPHIUCHUS 165806.0 -300300 Globular cluster 
M.63 NGC 5055 CANES VENATICI 131330.0 +421700 Spiral galaxy   type Sb
M.64 NGC 4826 COMA BERENICES 125418.0 +215700 Galaxy   type Sb black-eye galaxy
M.65 NGC 3623 LEO 111618.0 +132200 Galaxy   type Sa
M.66 NGC 3627 LEO 111736.0 +131600 Galaxy   type Sb
M.67 NGC 2682 CANCER 084748.0 +120000 Open cluster   famous old cluster
M.68 NGC 4590 HYDRA 123648.0 -262900 Globular cluster   none
M.69 NGC 6637 SAGITTARIUS 182806.0 -323300 Globular cluster 
M.70 NGC 6681 SAGITTARIUS 184000.0 -322100 Globular cluster 
M.71 NGC 6838 SAGITTA 195130.0 +183900 Open cluster   very distant
M.72 NGC 6981 AQUARIUS 205042.0 -124400 Cluster   globular cluster
           
M.74 NGC 628 PISCES 013400.0 +153200 Galaxy   type Sc
M.75 NGC 6864 SAGITTARIUS 200312.0 -220400 Globular cluster   none
M.76 NGC 650- PERSEUS 013848.0 +511900 Planetary   faintest messier object
M.77 NGC 1068 CETUS 024006.0 -001400 Galaxy   Seyfert galaxy (radio source)
M.78 NGC 2068 ORION 054412.0 +000200 Nebula   reflection nebula
M.79 NGC 1904 LEPUS 052212.0 -243400 Globular cluster 
M.80 NGC 6093 SCORPIO 161406.0 -225200 Globular cluster 
M.81 NGC 3031 URSA MAJOR 095130.0 +691800 Galaxy   type Sb
M.82 NGC 3034 URSA MAJOR 095154.0 +695600 Galaxy   irregular. Radio source
M.83 NGC 5236 HYDRA 133418.0 -293700 Galaxy   type Sc
M.84 NGC 4374 VIRGO 122236.0 +131000 Galaxy   type E1
M.85 NGC 4382 COMA BERENICES 122248.0 +182800 Galaxy   type Ep
M.86 NGC 4406 VIRGO 122342.0 +131300 Galaxy   type E3
M.87 NGC 4486 VIRGO 122818.0 +124000 Galaxy   type Eo. Radio source
M.88 NGC 4501 COMA BERENICES 122930.0 +144200 Galaxy   type Sb
M.89 NGC 4552 VIRGO 123306.0 +125000 Galaxy   type So
M.90 NGC 4569 VIRGO 124318.0 +132600 Galaxy   type Sc
M.91 NGC 4571 COMA BERENICES 123418.0 +142800 Galaxy   identification uncertain
M.92 NGC 6341 HERCULES 171536.0 +431200 Globular cluster   little inferior to M.13
M.93 NGC 2447 PUPPIS 074224.0 -234500 Open cluster   loose
           
M.95 NGC 3351 LEO 104118.0 +115800 Galaxy   type SBb
M.96 NGC 3368 LEO 104406.0 +120500 Galaxy   type Sa. Near M.95
M.97 NGC 3587 URSA MAJOR 111200.0 +551800 Planetary   Owl Nebula. Central star ( mag. 14.3 )
M.98 NGC 4192 COMA BERENICES 121118.0 +151100 Galaxy   type Sb
M.99 NGC 4254 COMA BERENICES 121618.0 +144200 Galaxy   type Sc
M100 NGC 4321 COMA BERENICES 122200.0 +154900 Galaxy
M101 NGC 5457 URSA MAJOR 140300 +542100 Spiral galaxy
           
M103 NGC 581 CASSIOPEIA 013300.0 +604200 Star cluster
M104 NGC 4594 VIRGO 123900.0 -113700 Galaxy
M105 NGC 3379 LEO 104700.0 +123500 Galaxy
M106 NGC 4258   121900.0 +471800 Galaxy
M107 NGC 6171 OPHIUCHUS 163200.0 -130300 Star cluster
M108 NGC 3556 URSA MAJOR 111100.00 +554100 Galaxy
M109 NGC 3992 URSA MAJOR 115700.0 +532200 Galaxy
M110 NGC 205 ANDROMEDA 004000.0 +414100 Galaxy

 

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