The Messier Catalog

Messier 73 – the NGC 6994 Star Cluster

Located in the Aquarius constellation, some 2,500 light-years from Earth, is the four star cluster known as Messier 73

4 years ago

Messier 65 – the NGC 3623 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy

Located in the Leo constellation, roughly 35 million light-years from Earth, is the intermediate spiral galaxy known as Messier 65…

5 years ago

Messier 64 – The Black Eye Galaxy

Located in the Coma Berenices constellation, roughly 24 million light years from Earth, is the spiral galaxy known as Messier…

5 years ago

Messier 44 – The Beehive Cluster (Praesepe)

Located 577 light years away in the Cancer constellation is the open star cluster known as the Beehive Cluster (aka.…

5 years ago

Messier 43 – the De Marian’s Nebula

Located in the direction of the Orion constellation, roughly 1600 light-years from Earth, is the diffuse nebula known as the…

5 years ago

Messier 39 – The NGC 7092 Open Star Cluster

Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the…

5 years ago

Messier 30 – The NGC 7099 Globular Cluster

Located approximately 26,000 light years from Earth, in the direction of the Capricornus constellation. is the globular cluster known as…

6 years ago

Messier 29 – The NGC 6913 Open Star Cluster

In the northern skies, in the direction of the Cygnus constellation, lies Messier 29 - an open star cluster that…

6 years ago

Messier 27 – The Dumbbell Nebula

Located approximately 1,360 light years from Earth in the direction of the Vulpecula constellation, the Dumbbell Nebula is a beautiful…

6 years ago

Messier 17 (M17) – the Omega Nebula

Located between 5,000 and 6,000 light years from Earth is the Omega Nebula, one of the brightest and most massive…

6 years ago