Messier's catalog

Messier's catalog

[me′syāz ′kad·əl‚äg]
(astronomy)
A listing of 103 star clusters and nebulae compiled in 1784.
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At a distance of 13,000 light-years, it's the third-nearest globular cluster in Charles Messier's catalog, topped only by M4 in Scorpius at 7,200 light-years and M22 in Sagittarius at 10,000 light-years.
A seemingly detached portion of the Orion Nebula, barely north, carries its own entry in Messier's catalog as M43.
Leo itself harbors 809 galaxies from the New General Catalogue (NGC), five of them previously listed in Charles Messier's catalog.
It's the only supernova remnant in Charles Messier's catalog.
Observers are expected to star-hop to any 70 of the objects from Charles Messier's catalog to earn a certificate.
A seemingly detached portion of the Orion Nebula carries its own entry in Messier's catalog as M43.
But more interesting than the designations they have is the one they lack--neither cluster made it into Charles Messier's catalog.
This enormous spiral galaxy is called Messier 31, or M31--the 31st object in 18th-century French astronomer Charles Messier's catalog of nonstellar objects.
At a distance of 13,000 light-years, M71 is the third nearest globular cluster included in Charles Messier's catalog.
The Orion Nebula is also known as M42--the 42nd entry in Charles Messier's catalog of objects.
M63, another offering from Messier's catalog, is perched 1.
VIEWING ALL 109 OBJECTS in Charles Messier's catalog is a rite of passage for deep-sky observers.