This page has links to my pictures of Messier objects. What's a Messier object? See below.
|M1||M2||M3||M4 (solo), M4 (wider) and Antares (wide)|
|M5||M6 (New 2014)||M7, older M7||M8 (solo), old M20 & M8 together, Starcloud area|
|M9 (wide angle via mouseover)||M10||M11 DSLR towards bottom||M12|
|M13||M14||M15||M16 (pillars of creation area)|
|M17 (Swan/Omega Nebula)||M18||M19||M20 (solo), M20 & M8 together, Starcloud area|
|M21||M22||M23 (Starcloud page)||M24 starcloud & N Sag|
|M25 Milky Way/Pipe Nebula||M26||M27||M28|
|M29||M30||M31-main, M31 and 20Da||M32 with M31|
|M33||M34||M35||M36 Auriga & 36/38 photo|
|M37||Auriga & 36/38photo||M39||M40|
|M41 and M41||M42 20Da, M42 (film) and D100 Astro||M43 Orion Area 300mm||M44 (Beehive)|
|M45 (The Pleiades) , M45 + Comet||M46 and M47||M46 and M47||M48 (scroll down)|
|M49||M50||M 51||M52 and Bubble Nebula|
|M57||M58 & M89||M59 and M60||M59 and M60|
|M61||M62 (scroll down)||M63 Sunflower||M64 Black Eye|
|M65 Leo Trio||M66 Leo Trio||M67||M68|
|M81 and M82||M81 and M82||M83 nice spiral||M84 Markarian|
|M89 & M58||M90||M91||M92 (bottom)|
|M93 (scroll down)||M94||M95||M96, M105|
|Galaxies M97, M108||M98||M99||M100|
|M96, M105||M106||M107||Galaxies M108, M97|
|M109||M110 with M31||Clusters||Nebula Pictures|
|Dick Locke's Astrophoto Gateway page||Images Home||All images cropped, resized, and lightly tweaked in Photoshop.||Galaxy Index|
|Jay Wrathall has a nice Messier Gallery and is using my M42 and M45 images.|
What's a Messier Object?
The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. The original motivation behind the catalogue was that Messier was a comet hunter, and was frustrated by objects that looked like comets, but were not comets. He therefore compiled a list of these objects. This list is very popular with astronomers for obvious reasons: they're relatively easy to find and beautiful to observe. More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_object. Here's a link to good list of the objects, along with simple finder charts.
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