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Messier 91 – the NGC 4548 Barred Spiral Galaxy

Located in the constellation Virgo, about 63 million light-years from Earth, is the barred spiral galaxy known as Messier 91.

2 years 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…

2 years ago

Messier 86 – the NGC 4406 Elliptical Galaxy

Located in the constellation Virgo, about 54 million light years from Earth, is the elliptical galaxy known as Messier 86.

2 years 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…

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…

2 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…

2 years ago

Messier 72 – the NGC 6981 Globular Cluster

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

2 years ago

The Delphinus Constellation

The northern constellation of Delphinus, located near the celestial equator, is one of the original 48 constellations compiled by Ptolemy

3 years ago

The Canis Minor Constellation

Located in the northern skies, surrounded by the Monoceros, Gemini, Cancer and Hydra, is the constellation known as Canis Minor.

4 years ago

Guide to the Constellations and Messier Objects by Tammy Plotner

We've decided to republish Tammy Plotner's Guide to the Messier Objects and Constellations, starting today with M1 - the Crab…

5 years ago