Messier Objects

How Spiral Galaxies Get Their Shape

Spiral galaxies are an iconic form. They're used in product logos and all sorts of other places. We even live…

10 months ago

Messier 94 – the Cat’s Eye Galaxy

Located in the constellation Canes Venatici, roughly 15 million light years from Earth, is the spiral galaxy known as the…

10 months ago

Messier 93 – the NGC 2447 Open Star Cluster

Located about 3,600 light-years from Earth in the constellation Puppis is the open star cluster known as Messier 93.

11 months ago

Messier 92 – the NGC 6341 Globular Cluster

Located in the Hercules constellation, roughly 26,700 light-years from Earth, is the globular cluster known as Messier 92.

1 year ago

Messier 90 – the NGC 4569 Spiral Galaxy

Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at…

1 year ago

Messier 88 – the NGC 4501 Spiral Galaxy

Located in the Coma Berenices constellation, about 50 to 60 million light-years from Earth, is the spiral galaxy known as…

1 year ago

Messier 85 – the NGC 4382 Elliptical (Lenticular) Galaxy

Located in the Coma Berenices constellation, roughly 60 million light years from Earth, is the elliptical galaxy known as Messier…

1 year ago

Messier 83 – the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Located in the direction of the Hydra constellation, over 15 million light years from Earth, is the barred spiral galaxy…

1 year ago

Messier 82 – the Cigar Galaxy

Located in the vicinity Ursa Major constellation, roughly 12 million light years from Earth, is the starburst galaxy known as…

2 years ago

Messier 81 – the Bode Galaxy

Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at…

2 years ago