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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…

2 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…

2 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.

3 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.

4 months 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…

6 months 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…

7 months 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…

9 months 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…

10 months 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…

10 months 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…

11 months ago