Messier objects

The Messier objects are a set of  110 astronomical objects first listed by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1771. Messier was a comet hunter, and was frustrated by objects which resembled but were not comets, so he compiled a list of them, in collaboration with his assistant Pierre Méchain, to avoid wasting time on them. The number of objects in the catalog reached 103 during his lifetime but a few more thought to have been observed by Messier have been added by other astronomers over the years. I am still trying to complete this list by photographing these objects myself 🙂

m1 crab nebulae 2009 mc 2

Messier 1: Crab Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrac Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Belichtingstijd: 1h42m ISO-waarde: 800
Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m2

Messier 2:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrac Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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M3 - 2011

Messier 3:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m4

Messier 4:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m5 (2)

Messier 5:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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M6 2008 forum

Messier 6: The Butterfly Cluster

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m8 2011-hdr

Messier 8: The Lagoon Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Belichtingstijd: 1h32m ISO-waarde: 800
Location: Bedoin, France.

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m10

Messier 10:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m11 forum

Messier 11: The Wild Duck Cluster

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Belichtingstijd: 1h15m ISO-waarde: 800

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m12

Messier 12:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m13 - 2010

Messier 13: The Great Hercules Cluster

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Belichtingstijd: 3h10m ISO-waarde: 800
Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m14

Messier 14:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m15-2012

Messier 15: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m16 - 2011 - 4

Messier 16: The Eagle Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m17 omega nebula 2011

Messier 17: The Swan Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m20 trifid nebula 2011

Messier 20 and 21: The Trifid Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m22-2

Messier 22: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin France.

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m23

Messier 23: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin France.

Read more about Messier 23

 

 

 

m25

Messier 25: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin France.

Read more about Messier 25

 

 

 

m26

Messier 26: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m27-2011-2 edit 2014Messier 27: The Dumbell Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m28

Messier 28: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m29

Messier 29: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m30

Messier 30: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Bedoin, France.

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m31 300 mm telelens

Messier 31, 32 and 110: The Andromeda Galaxy

Telescoop: 300 mm telelens Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m31 kern 2010

Messier 31: The Andromeda Galaxy

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m33-2009 2015 editionMessier 33: The Triangulum Galaxy

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m34 - 2010

Messier 34: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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M35 and NGC2158 2015Messier 35: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m36 2009

Messier 36: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m37

Messier 37: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m38-2009 mcMessier 38: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m39-2009

Messier 39: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m42 - 2012

Messier 42 / 43: The Great Orion Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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Read more about Messier 43

 

 

m44 (2)Messier 44: The Behive Cluster

Telescoop: 300 mm telelens Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m45-2010 llrgb

Messier 45: The Pleiades

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

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m51-2009 guided5

Messier 51: The Wirhlpool Galaxy

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m52&bubble nebula 2014

Messier 52 & NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m53-2009

Messier 53: Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m54

Messier 54: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m55 2008 forum

Messier 55: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m56

Messier 56: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m57 2xbarlow 2010

Messier 57: The Ring Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m59-m60

Messier 59 and 60: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m63 - 2011Messier 63: The Sunflower Galaxy

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

m64 - black eye galaxy - 2010

Messier 64: The Black Eye Galaxy

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m65-m66-ngc3628 - 2010

Messier 65, 66 & NGC 3628: The Leo Triplet

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m67

Messier 67: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m69

Messier 69: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m71-2009Messier 71: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m72

Messier 72: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m73

Messier 73: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m74 2010

Messier 74: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m75

Messier 75: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m76

Messier 76: The Little Dumbell Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

m77

Messier 77: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m78 2011

Messier 78: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m80

Messier 80:

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m81&m82 final

Messier 81 & 82: Bode’s Galaxies

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m84-m86 and Makarian chain

Messier 84 & 86: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m85Messier 85: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m87

Messier 87: Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m99-m98-m53-m94

Messier 94, 98, 99 and 53: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

m92-2012

Messier 92: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

M95 en M96 2011

Messier 95 and 96: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m95-m96 - 2012 sn2012aw

Messier 95 and SN2012aw: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m97 & m108 - 2011

m97-m108: The Owl Nebula

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m101-2010-3

Messier 101: The Pinwheel Galaxy

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m102 2012

Messier 102: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m103

Messier 103: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m105

Messier 105: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

m106 2010-2

Messier 106: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m108-2008

Messier 108: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

m109 2010

Messier 109: 

Telescoop: 8” Skywatcher Newton (f5) Montering: EQ6 Syntrec Camera: Canon EOS 400d (Baader mod.)

Location: Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

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