Messier Catalogue



Messier Count = 12 / 110



 #Object TypeOther
Design-
ations
 Conste-
llation
App. Magn-
itude 
 Dista-
nce (kly)
 Date Place  Scope Remarks
1
Supernova
remnant
Crab Nebula / NGC 1952Taurus9.06.3     
2Globular cluster NGC 7089 Aquarius 7.5 36     
3Globular clusterNGC 5272 Canes Venatici 7.031 4/15/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i faint smudge @ 80x / discrete nebulosity @ 160x 
 Globular clusterNGC 6121Scorpius 7.0     
Globular cluster NGC 5904 Serpens 7.0 23     
Open cluster Butterfly 
Cluster / NGC 6405
Scorpius 4.5     
Open cluster Ptolemy 
Cluster / NGC 6475
Scorpius 3.5     
Nebula with cluster Lagoon Nebula / NGC 6523 Sagittarius 6.0 6.5     
Globular cluster
NGC 6333
Ophiuchus
9.0
26
    
10Globular cluster
NGC 6254
Ophiuchus
7.5
13
    
11Open cluster
Wild Duck Cluster / NGC 6705
Scutum7.0
6
    
12
Globular cluster
NGC 6218
Ophiuchus 
8.0
18
    
13
Globular cluster
Great Globular Cluster in Hercules / NGC 6205
Hercules
5.8
22
4/15/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i faint smudge @ 80x / discrete nebulosity @ 160x
14
Globular cluster
NGC 6402
Ophiuchus
9.5
27
    
15
Globular cluster
NGC 7078
Pegasus
7.5
33
    
16
Nebula
Eagle Nebula / NGC 6611
Serpens
6.5
7
    
17
Nebula
Omega, Swan, Horseshoe, or Lobster Nebula / NGC 6618
Sagittarius
6.0
5
    
18
Open cluster
 NGC 6613
Sagittarius
8.0
6
    
19
Globular cluster
NGC 6273
Ophiuchus 
8.5
27
    
20
Nebula
Trifid Nebula / NGC 6514
Sagittarius
6.3
5.2
    
21
Open cluster
NGC 6531
Sagittarius 
7.0
3
    
22
Globular cluster
Sagittarius Cluster / NGC 6656
Sagittarius
5.1
10
    
23
Open cluster
NGC 6494
Sagittarius
6.0
4.5
    
24
 Milky Way star cloudSagittarius Star Cloud / IC 4715
Sagittarius
4.6
10
    
25
Open cluster
IC 4725
Sagittarius
4.9
2
    
26
Open cluster
NGC 6694
Scutum
9.5
5
    
27
Planetary nebula
Dumbbell Nebula / NGC 6853
Vulpecula
7.5
1.25

   
28 Globular cluster
 NGC 6626
Sagittarius
8.5
18
    
29
Open cluster
NGC 6913
Cygnus
9.0
7.2
    
30
Globular cluster
NGC 7099
Capricornus
8.5
25
    
31
Spiral galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy / NGC 224
Andromeda
3.4
2500
2/16/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i looked like an elliptical smudge @ 80x 
32
Dwarf elliptical galaxy
 NGC 221
Andromeda
8.1
2900
    
33
Spiral galaxy
Triangulum Galaxy / NGC 598
Triangulum
5.7
2810
    
34
Open cluster
NGC 1039
Perseus
 6.01.4
3/10/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i 
35
Open cluster
NGC 2168
Gemini
5.5
2.8
3/10/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i looked like shining pearls in the dark sky @ 48x
36
Open cluster
NGC 1960
Auriga
6.5
 4.1    
37
Open cluster
NGC 2099
Auriga
6.0
4.6
    
38
Open cluster
NGC 1912
Auriga
7.0
4.2
    
39
Open cluster
NGC 7092
Cygnus
5.5
0.8
    
40
Double cluster
Winnecke 4
Ursa Major
9.0
0.5
    
41
Open cluster
NGC 2287
Canis Major
4.5
2.3
3/10/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i  observed @ 48x
42
Nebula
Orion Nebula / NGC 1976
Orion
4.0
1.6
3/10/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i  observed Trapezium Cluster at the heart of nebula @ 160x
43
Nebula
De Mairan's Nebula / NGC 1982
Orion
7.0
1.6
3/10/13 Lebanon, NH Orion XT8i observed @ 160x 
44
Open cluster
Beehive Cluster / NGC 2632
Cancer
3.70.6
3/10/13 Lebanon, NH Orion XT8i observed @ 48x / lower magnification may be better
      5/1/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i observed @ 37x using 2" - 32 mm Q70 eyepiece / better view than 1.25" - 25 mm plossl / lots of stars in one place but cannot match the beauty of globular clusters
45
Open cluster
Pleiades
Taurus
1.6
0.4
3/10/13 Lebanon, NHCelestron 15x70 
46
Open cluster
NGC 2437
Puppis
6.5
5.4    
47
Open cluster
NGC 2422
Puppis
4.5
1.6
    
48
Open cluster
NGC 2548
Hydra
5.5
1.5
    
49
Elliptical galaxy
NGC 4472
Virgo10.0
60000
    
50
Open cluster
NGC 2323
 Monoceros7.0
3.0
    
51
Spiral galaxy
Whirpool Galaxy / NGC 5194 / NGC 5195
 Canes Venatici8.437000
    
52
Open cluster
 NGC 7654
Cassiopeia
8.0
7
    
53
Globular cluster
NGC 5024
Coma Berenices
8.5
56
    
54
Globular cluster
NGC 6715
Sagittarius
8.5
83
    
55
Globular cluster
NGC 6809
Sagittarius
7.0
17
    
56
Globular cluster
NGC 6779
 Lyra 9.532
    
57
Planetary nebula
Ring Nebula / NGC 6720
 Lyra8.8
 2.3    
58
Barred spiral galaxy
NGC 4579
Virgo
 11.060000
    
59
Elliptical galaxy
NGC 4621
Virgo11.5
60000
    
60
Elliptical galaxy
NGC 4649
Virgo
10.5
60000    
61
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4303
Virgo
10.5
60000
    
62
Globular cluster
NGC 6266
Ophiuchus
 8.022
    
63
Spiral galaxy
Sunflower Galaxy / NGC 5055
Canes Venatici
 8.537000
    
64
Spiral galaxy
Black Eye Galaxy / NGC 4826
Coma Berenices
9.0
12000
    
65
Barred spiral galaxy
Leo Triplet / NGC 3623
Leo
10.5
35000
    
66
 Barred spiral galaxyLeo Triplet / NGC 3627 
Leo 10.0
35000
    
67
Open cluster
NGC 2682
Cancer
7.5
2.25
    
68
Globular cluster
NGC 4590
Hydra
9.0
32
    
69
Globular cluster
NGC 6637
Sagittarius
9.0
25
    
70
Globular cluster
NGC 6681
Sagittarius
9.0
28
    
71
Globular cluster
NGC 6838
Sagittarius
8.5
12
    
72
Globular cluster
NGC 6981
Aquarius
10.053
    
73
Asterism
NGC 6994
Aquarius
9.0
     
74Spiral galaxy
NGC 628
Pisces
10.5
35000
    
75
Globular cluster
NGC 6864
Sagittarius
9.5
5.8
    
76
Planetary nebula
Little Dumbbell Nebula / NGC 650 / NGC 651
 Perseus 10.13.4
    
77
Spiral galaxy
Cetus A / NGC 1068
Cetus
10.5
60000
    
78
Diffuse nebula
NGC 2068
Orion
8.0
1.6
3/10/13 Lebanon, NHOrion XT8i looked like two very dim stars surrounded by nebulosity
79
Globular cluster
 NGC 1904
Lepus
8.5
40    
80
Globular cluster
NGC 6093
Scorpius
8.527
    
81
Spiral galaxy
Bode's Galaxy / NGC 3031
Ursa Major
6.9
12000
    
82
Starbust galaxy
 Cigar Galaxy / NGC 3034
Ursa Major
9.5
11000
    
83
Barred spiral galaxy
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy / NGC 5236
 Hydra 8.510000
    
84
Lenticular galaxy
 NGC 4374
Virgo
11.0
60000
    
85
Lenticular galaxy
NGC 4382
Coma Berenices
10.5
60000
    
86
Lenticular galaxy
NGC 4406
 Virgo11.0
60000
    
87
Elliptical galaxy
Virgo A / NGC 4486
Virgo
11.0
60000
    
88
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4501
Coma Berenices
11.0
60000
    
89
Elliptical galaxy
 NGC 4552
 Virgo11.5
60000
    
90
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4569
Virgo
11.0
60000
    
91
Barred spiral galaxy
NGC 4548
Coma Berenices 
11.0
60000
    
92
Globular cluster
NGC 6341
Hercules
7.5
26
5/01/13 Lebanon, NH Orion XT8i  @ 48x & 96x / most beautiful DSO till now / very high core concentration / but can still identify individual stars
93
Open cluster
NGC 2447
Puppis
6.5
4.5
    
94
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4736
Canes Venatici
9.5
14500
    
95
Barred spiral galaxy
NGC 3351
Leo
11.0
38000
    
96
Spiral galaxy
NGC 3368
Leo
10.5
38000
    
97
Planetary nebula
Owl Nebula / NGC 3587
Ursa Major
9.9
2.6
    
98
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4192
Coma Berenices
11.0
60000
    
99
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4254
Coma Berenices
10.5
60000
    
100
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4321
Coma Berenices 
10.5 
60000
    
101
Spiral galaxy
Pinwheel Galaxy / NGC 5457
Ursa Major 
7.9
27000
    
102
Lenticular galaxy
Spindle Galaxy / NGC 5866
Draco
10.5
50000
    
103
Open cluster
NGC 581
Cassiopeia
 7.08
    
104
Spiral galaxy
Sombrero Galaxy / NGC 4594
Virgo
 9.550000
    
105
Elliptical galaxy
NGC 3379
Leo
11.0
38000
    
106
Spiral galaxy
NGC 4258
Canes Venatici
9.5
25000
    
107
Globular cluster
NGC 6171
Ophiuchus
10.020
    
108
Barred spiral galaxy
NGC 3556
 Ursa Major
11.0
45000
    
109
Barred spiral galaxy
NGC 3992
Ursa Major
11.0
55000
    
110
Dwarf elliptical galaxy
 NGC 205
Andromeda
10.0
2200