Messier Catalog

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…

2 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…

2 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…

3 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…

3 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.

3 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…

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 years ago

Messier 75 – the NGC 6864 Globular Cluster

Located on the other side of the galaxy, near the southern constellation of Sagittarius, is the globular cluster known as…

3 years ago