Charles Messier

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…

5 years ago

Messier 84 – the NGC Elliptical Galaxy

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

5 years 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…

5 years 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…

5 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…

5 years ago

Messier 80 – the NGC 6093 Globular Cluster

Located in the Scorpius constellation, roughly 32,600 light years from Earth, is the globular cluster known as Messier 80.

5 years ago

Messier 79 – the NGC 1904 Globular Cluster

Located 42,000 light-years from Earth is the globular cluster known as Messier 79, which may have originated outside of our…

5 years ago

Messier 78 – the NGC 2068 Reflection Nebula

Located in the Orion Constellation, roughly 13,500 light years from Earth, is the bright reflection nebula known as Messier 78.

5 years ago

Messier 77 – the Cetus A Barred Spiral Galaxy

Located 47 million light years from Earth in the Cetus constellation is the barred spiral galaxy known as Messier 77.

6 years ago

Messier 76 – the NGC 650/651 Planetary Nebula

Located in the Perseus constellation, about 2,500 light years from Earth, is the planetary nebula known as Messier 76.

6 years ago