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MAS Observatory Messier Showcase

This MAS astrophotography gallery displays images of the Messier Objects. The  following lists are reordered to make finding images of an object easier.

Below are lists:

MAS Messier Observation List by Object Number

NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
1952 M1 5 34.5 22 1 9 PlN Tau 6' X 4' Open
7089 M2 21 33.5 0 49 7.5 GCl Aqr 12.9' Open
5272 M3 13 42.2 28 23 7 GCl CVn 16.2' View Images Of M3
6121 M4 16 23.6 -26 32 7.5 GCl Sco 26.3' Open
5904 M5 15 18.6 2 5 7 GCl Ser 17.4' View Images Of M5
6405 M6 17 40.1 -32 13 4.5 OCl Sco 15.0' Open
6475 M7 17 53.9 -34 49 3.5 OCl Sco 80.0' Open
6523 M8 18 3.1 -24 23 5 C/N Sgr 60' X 35' Open
6333 M9 17 19.2 -18 31 9 GCl Oph 9.3' Open
6254 M10 16 57.1 -4 6 7.5 GCl Oph 15.1' Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
6705 M11 18 51.1 -6 16 7 OCl Sct 14.0' Open
6218 M12 16 47.2 -1 57 8 GCl Oph 14.5' Open
6205 M13 16 41.7 36 28 7 GCl Her 16.6' View Images Of M13
6402 M14 17 37.6 -3 15 9.5 GCl Oph 11.7' Open
7078 M15 21 30.0 12 10 7.5 GCl Peg 12.3' Open
6611 M16 18 18.8 -13 47 6.5 C/N Ser 7.0' View Images Of M16
6618 M17 18 20.8 -16 11 7 C/N Sgr 11.0' View Images Of M17
6613 M18 18 19.9 -17 8 8 OCl Sgr 9.0' Open
6273 M19 17 2.6 -26 16 8.5 GCl Oph 13.5' Open
6514 M20 18 2.3 -23 2 5 C/N Sgr 28.0' View Images Of M20
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
6531 M21 18 4.6 -22 30 7 OCl Sgr 13.0' View Images Of M21
6656 M22 18 36.4 -29 54 6.5 GCl Sgr 24.0' Open
6494 M23 17 56.8 -19 1 6 OCl Sgr 27.0' Open
6603* M24 18 18.4 -18 25 11.5 OCl Sgr 5.0' Open
IC4725 M25 18 28.8 -19 17 4.9 OCl Sgr 40.0' Open
6694 M26 18 45.2 -9 24 9.5 OCl Sct 15.0' Open
6853 M27 19 59.6 22 43 7.5 PlN Vul 480" X 340" View Images Of M27
6626 M28 18 24.5 -24 52 8.5 GCl Sgr 11.2' Open
6913 M29 20 23.9 38 32 9 OCl Cyg 7.0' Open
7099 M30 21 40.4 -23 11 8.5 GCl Cap 11.0' Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
224 M31 0 42.8 41 16 4.5 Gal And 178' View Images Of M31
221 M32 0 42.8 40 52 10 Gal And 8' X 6' View Images Of M32
598 M33 1 33.9 30 40 7 Gal Tri 73' X 45' View Images Of M33
1039 M34 2 42.0 42 47 6 OCl Per 35.0' Open
2168 M35 6 8.9 24 20 5.5 OCl Gem 28.0' Open
1960 M36 5 36.1 34 8 6.5 OCl Aur 12.0' Open
2099 M37 5 52.4 32 33 6 OCl Aur 24.0' Open
1912 M38 5 28.7 35 50 7 OCl Aur 21.0' Open
7092 M39 21 32.2 48 26 5.5 OCl Cyg 32.0' Open
WIN4 M40 12 20.0 58 22 9 Dbl UMa 49" Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
2287 M41 6 47.0 -20 44 5 OCl CMa 38.0' Open
1976 M42 5 35.3 -5 23 5 DfN Ori 85' X 60' Open
1982 M43 5 35.5 -5 16 7 DfN Ori 20' X 15' Open
2632 M44 8 40.1 19 59 4 OCl Cnc 95.0' Open
1432 M45 3 47.0 24 7 1.4 OCl Tau 110.0' View Images Of M45
2437 M46 7 41.8 -14 49 6.5 OCl Pup 27.0' View Images Of M46
2422 M47 7 36.6 -14 30 4.5 OCl Pup 30.0' Open
2548 M48 8 13.8 -5 48 5.5 OCl Hya 54.0' Open
4472 M49 12 29.8 8 1 10 Gal Vir 9' X 7.5' Open
2323 M50 7 3.2 -8 20 7 OCl Mon 16.0' Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
5194 M51 13 30.0 47 11 8 Gal CVn 11' X 7' Open
7654 M52 23 24.2 61 35 8 OCl Cas 13.0' Open
5024 M53 13 12.9 18 10 8.5 GCl Com 12.6' Open
6715 M54 18 55.1 -30 29 8.5 GCl Sgr 9.1' Open
6809 M55 19 40.0 -30 58 7 GCl Sgr 19.0' Open
6779 M56 19 16.6 30 11 9.5 GCl Lyr 7.1' Open
6720 M57 18 53.6 33 2 9.5 PlN Lyr 85.6" X 61.6" Open
4579 M58 12 37.8 11 50 11 Gal Vir 5.5' X 4.5' Open
4621 M59 12 42.1 11 39 11.5 Gal Vir 5' X 3.5' Open
4649 M60 12 43.7 11 34 10.5 Gal Vir 7' X 6' Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
4303 M61 12 22.0 4 29 10.5 Gal Vir 6' X 5.5' Open
6266 M62 17 1.2 -30 7 8 GCl Oph 14.1' Open
5055 M63 13 15.8 42 2 8.5 Gal CVn 10' X 6' Open
4826 M64 12 56.7 21 41 9 Gal Com 9.3' X 5.4' Open
3623 M65 11 18.9 13 6 10.5 Gal Leo 8' X 1.5' Open
3627 M66 11 20.2 13 0 10 Gal Leo 8' X 2.5' Open
2682 M67 8 50.4 11 49 7.5 OCl Cnc 30.0' Open
4590 M68 12 39.5 -26 45 9 GCl Hya 12.0' Open
6637 M69 18 34.4 -32 21 9 GCl Sgr 7.1' Open
6681 M70 18 43.2 -32 18 9 GCl Sgr 7.8' Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
6838 M71 19 53.8 18 47 8.5 GCl Sge 7.2' Open
6981 M72 20 53.5 -12 32 10 GCl Aqr 5.9' Open
6994 M73 20 59.0 -12 38 9 OCl Aqr 2.8' Open
628 M74 1 36.6 15 48 10.5 Gal Psc 10.2' X 9.5' Open
6864 M75 20 6.1 -21 55 9.5 GCl Sgr 6.0' Open
650 M76 1 42.4 51 34 12 PlN Per 163" X 107" Open
1068 M77 2 42.7 0 2 10.5 Gal Cet 7' X 6' Open
2068 M78 5 46.8 0 4 8 DfN Ori 8' X 6' Open
1904 M79 5 24.5 -24 33 8.5 GCl Lep 8.7' Open
6093 M80 16 17.0 -22 59 8.5 GCl Sco 8.9' Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
3031 M81 9 55.6 69 4 8.5 Gal UMa 21' X 10' Open
3034 M82 9 55.9 69 41 9.5 Gal UMa 9' X 4' Open
5236 M83 13 37.1 -29 52 8.5 Gal Hya 11' X 10' Open
4374 M84 12 25.1 12 54 11 Gal Vir 5.0' Open
4382 M85 12 25.5 18 12 10.5 Gal Com 7.1' X 5.2' Open
4406 M86 12 26.3 12 57 11 Gal Vir 7.5' X 5.5' Open
4486 M87 12 30.9 12 24 11 Gal Vir 7.0' Open
4501 M88 12 32.1 14 26 11 Gal Com 7' X 4' Open
4552 M89 12 35.7 12 34 11.5 Gal Vir 4.0' Open
4569 M90 12 36.9 13 10 11 Gal Vir 9.5' X 4.5' Open
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
4548 M91 12 35.5 14 30 11.5 Gal Com 5.4' X 4.4' Open
6341 M92 17 17.1 43 8 7.5 GCl Her 11.2' Open
2447 M93 7 44.6 -23 52 6.5 OCl Pup 22.0' Open
4736 M94 12 50.9 41 8 9.5 Gal CVn 7' X 3' Open
3351 M95 10 43.9 11 42 11 Gal Leo 4.4' X 3.3' Open
3368 M96 10 46.7 11 49 10.5 Gal Leo 6' X 4' Open
3587 M97 11 14.8 55 1 12 PlN UMa 202" X 196" Open
4192 M98 12 13.9 14 55 11 Gal Com 9.5' X 3.2' Open
4254 M99 12 18.9 14 26 10.5 Gal Com 5.4' X 4.8' Open
4321 M100 12 23.0 15 50 10.5 Gal Com 7' X 6' View Images Of M100
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
5457 M101 14 3.3 54 22 8.5 Gal UMa 22.0' Open
5866 M102 15 6.5 55 45 10.5 Gal Dra 5.2' X 2.3' Open
581 M103 1 33.2 60 42 7 OCl Cas 6.0' Open
4594 M104 12 39.9 -11 37 9.5 Gal Vir 9' X 4' Open
3379 M105 10 47.8 12 35 11 Gal Leo 2.0' Open
4258 M106 12 18.9 47 19 9.5 Gal CVn 19' X 8' Open
6171 M107 16 32.5 -13 3 10 GCl Oph 10.0' Open
3556 M108 11 11.6 55 41 11 Gal UMa 8' X 1' Open
3992 M109 11 57.6 53 23 11 Gal UMa 7' X 4' Open
205 M110 0 40.4 41 41 10 Gal And 17' X 10' View Images Of M110

MAS Messier Observation List by Object Type

Open Clusters and Nebulas
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
6523 M8 18 3.1 -24 23 5 C/N Sgr 60' X 35' Open
6611 M16 18 18.8 -13 47 6.5 C/N Ser 7.0' View Images Of M16
6618 M17 18 20.8 -16 11 7 C/N Sgr 11.0' View Images Of M17
6514 M20 18 2.3 -23 2 5 C/N Sgr 28.0' View Images Of M20
Double Stars
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
WIN4 M40 12 20.0 58 22 9 Dbl UMa 49" Open
Diffuse Nebulas
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
1976 M42 5 35.3 -5 23 5 DfN Ori 85' X 60' Open
1982 M43 5 35.5 -5 16 7 DfN Ori 20' X 15' Open
2068 M78 5 46.8 0 4 8 DfN Ori 8' X 6' Open
Galaxies
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
224 M31 0 42.8 41 16 4.5 Gal And 178' View Images Of M31
221 M32 0 42.8 40 52 10 Gal And 8' X 6' View Images Of M32
598 M33 1 33.9 30 40 7 Gal Tri 73' X 45' View Images Of M33
4472 M49 12 29.8 8 1 10 Gal Vir 9' X 7.5' Open
5194 M51 13 30.0 47 11 8 Gal CVn 11' X 7' Open
4579 M58 12 37.8 11 50 11 Gal Vir 5.5' X 4.5' Open
4621 M59 12 42.1 11 39 11.5 Gal Vir 5' X 3.5' Open
4649 M60 12 43.7 11 34 10.5 Gal Vir 7' X 6' Open
4303 M61 12 22.0 4 29 10.5 Gal Vir 6' X 5.5' Open
5055 M63 13 15.8 42 2 8.5 Gal CVn 10' X 6' Open
4826 M64 12 56.7 21 41 9 Gal Com 9.3' X 5.4' Open
3623 M65 11 18.9 13 6 10.5 Gal Leo 8' X 1.5' Open
3627 M66 11 20.2 13 0 10 Gal Leo 8' X 2.5' Open
628 M74 1 36.6 15 48 10.5 Gal Psc 10.2' X 9.5' Open
1068 M77 2 42.7 0 2 10.5 Gal Cet 7' X 6' Open
3031 M81 9 55.6 69 4 8.5 Gal UMa 21' X 10' Open
3034 M82 9 55.9 69 41 9.5 Gal UMa 9' X 4' Open
5236 M83 13 37.1 -29 52 8.5 Gal Hya 11' X 10' Open
4374 M84 12 25.1 12 54 11 Gal Vir 5.0' Open
4382 M85 12 25.5 18 12 10.5 Gal Com 7.1' X 5.2' Open
4406 M86 12 26.3 12 57 11 Gal Vir 7.5' X 5.5' Open
4486 M87 12 30.9 12 24 11 Gal Vir 7.0' Open
4501 M88 12 32.1 14 26 11 Gal Com 7' X 4' Open
4552 M89 12 35.7 12 34 11.5 Gal Vir 4.0' Open
4569 M90 12 36.9 13 10 11 Gal Vir 9.5' X 4.5' Open
4548 M91 12 35.5 14 30 11.5 Gal Com 5.4' X 4.4' Open
4736 M94 12 50.9 41 8 9.5 Gal CVn 7' X 3' Open
3351 M95 10 43.9 11 42 11 Gal Leo 4.4' X 3.3' Open
3368 M96 10 46.7 11 49 10.5 Gal Leo 6' X 4' Open
4192 M98 12 13.9 14 55 11 Gal Com 9.5' X 3.2' Open
4254 M99 12 18.9 14 26 10.5 Gal Com 5.4' X 4.8' Open
4321 M100 12 23.0 15 50 10.5 Gal Com 7' X 6' View Images Of M100
5457 M101 14 3.3 54 22 8.5 Gal UMa 22.0' Open
5866 M102 15 6.5 55 45 10.5 Gal Dra 5.2' X 2.3' Open
4594 M104 12 39.9 -11 37 9.5 Gal Vir 9' X 4' Open
3379 M105 10 47.8 12 35 11 Gal Leo 2.0' Open
4258 M106 12 18.9 47 19 9.5 Gal CVn 19' X 8' Open
3556 M108 11 11.6 55 41 11 Gal UMa 8' X 1' Open
3992 M109 11 57.6 53 23 11 Gal UMa 7' X 4' Open
205 M110 0 40.4 41 41 10 Gal And 17' X 10' View Images Of M110
Globular Clusters
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
7089 M2 21 33.5 0 49 7.5 GCl Aqr 12.9' Open
5272 M3 13 42.2 28 23 7 GCl CVn 16.2' View Images Of M3
6121 M4 16 23.6 -26 32 7.5 GCl Sco 26.3' Open
5904 M5 15 18.6 2 5 7 GCl Ser 17.4' View Images Of M5
6333 M9 17 19.2 -18 31 9 GCl Oph 9.3' Open
6254 M10 16 57.1 -4 6 7.5 GCl Oph 15.1' Open
6218 M12 16 47.2 -1 57 8 GCl Oph 14.5' Open
6205 M13 16 41.7 36 28 7 GCl Her 16.6' View Images Of M13
6402 M14 17 37.6 -3 15 9.5 GCl Oph 11.7' Open
7078 M15 21 30.0 12 10 7.5 GCl Peg 12.3' Open
6273 M19 17 2.6 -26 16 8.5 GCl Oph 13.5' Open
6656 M22 18 36.4 -29 54 6.5 GCl Sgr 24.0' Open
6626 M28 18 24.5 -24 52 8.5 GCl Sgr 11.2' Open
7099 M30 21 40.4 -23 11 8.5 GCl Cap 11.0' Open
5024 M53 13 12.9 18 10 8.5 GCl Com 12.6' Open
6715 M54 18 55.1 -30 29 8.5 GCl Sgr 9.1' Open
6809 M55 19 40.0 -30 58 7 GCl Sgr 19.0' Open
6779 M56 19 16.6 30 11 9.5 GCl Lyr 7.1' Open
6266 M62 17 1.2 -30 7 8 GCl Oph 14.1' Open
4590 M68 12 39.5 -26 45 9 GCl Hya 12.0' Open
6637 M69 18 34.4 -32 21 9 GCl Sgr 7.1' Open
6681 M70 18 43.2 -32 18 9 GCl Sgr 7.8' Open
6838 M71 19 53.8 18 47 8.5 GCl Sge 7.2' Open
6981 M72 20 53.5 -12 32 10 GCl Aqr 5.9' Open
6864 M75 20 6.1 -21 55 9.5 GCl Sgr 6.0' Open
1904 M79 5 24.5 -24 33 8.5 GCl Lep 8.7' Open
6093 M80 16 17.0 -22 59 8.5 GCl Sco 8.9' Open
6341 M92 17 17.1 43 8 7.5 GCl Her 11.2' Open
6171 M107 16 32.5 -13 3 10 GCl Oph 10.0' Open
Open Clusters
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
6405 M6 17 40.1 -32 13 4.5 OCl Sco 15.0' Open
6475 M7 17 53.9 -34 49 3.5 OCl Sco 80.0' Open
6705 M11 18 51.1 -6 16 7 OCl Sct 14.0' Open
6613 M18 18 19.9 -17 8 8 OCl Sgr 9.0' Open
6531 M21 18 4.6 -22 30 7 OCl Sgr 13.0' View Images Of M21
6494 M23 17 56.8 -19 1 6 OCl Sgr 27.0' Open
6603* M24 18 18.4 -18 25 11.5 OCl Sgr 5.0' Open
IC4725 M25 18 28.8 -19 17 4.9 OCl Sgr 40.0' Open
6694 M26 18 45.2 -9 24 9.5 OCl Sct 15.0' Open
6913 M29 20 23.9 38 32 9 OCl Cyg 7.0' Open
1039 M34 2 42.0 42 47 6 OCl Per 35.0' Open
2168 M35 6 8.9 24 20 5.5 OCl Gem 28.0' Open
1960 M36 5 36.1 34 8 6.5 OCl Aur 12.0' Open
2099 M37 5 52.4 32 33 6 OCl Aur 24.0' Open
1912 M38 5 28.7 35 50 7 OCl Aur 21.0' Open
7092 M39 21 32.2 48 26 5.5 OCl Cyg 32.0' Open
2287 M41 6 47.0 -20 44 5 OCl CMa 38.0' Open
2632 M44 8 40.1 19 59 4 OCl Cnc 95.0' Open
1432 M45 3 47.0 24 7 1.4 OCl Tau 110.0' View Images Of M45
2437 M46 7 41.8 -14 49 6.5 OCl Pup 27.0' View Images Of M46
2422 M47 7 36.6 -14 30 4.5 OCl Pup 30.0' Open
2548 M48 8 13.8 -5 48 5.5 OCl Hya 54.0' Open
2323 M50 7 3.2 -8 20 7 OCl Mon 16.0' Open
7654 M52 23 24.2 61 35 8 OCl Cas 13.0' Open
2682 M67 8 50.4 11 49 7.5 OCl Cnc 30.0' Open
6994 M73 20 59.0 -12 38 9 OCl Aqr 2.8' Open
2447 M93 7 44.6 -23 52 6.5 OCl Pup 22.0' Open
581 M103 1 33.2 60 42 7 OCl Cas 6.0' Open
Planetary Nebulas
NGC  Messier    R.A.      Dec. Mag. Type Con Size    Assigned/Open/Submitted
1952 M1 5 34.5 22 1 9 PlN Tau 6' X 4' Open
6853 M27 19 59.6 22 43 7.5 PlN Vul 480" X 340" View Images Of M27
6720 M57 18 53.6 33 2 9.5 PlN Lyr 85.6" X 61.6" Open
650 M76 1 42.4 51 34 12 PlN Per 163" X 107" Open
3587 M97 11 14.8 55 1 12 PlN UMa 202" X 196" Open