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Name Type Mag Constellation Right
Ascension
Declination Other names Number of
observations
Name Type Mag Constellation Right
Ascension
Declination Other names Number of
observations
M1Supernova remnant8.4Taurus05h34m+22°00'
Crab Nebula, Taurus A, NGC 1952, LBN 833
76 images »
M2Globular cluster6.6Aquarius21h33m-00°49'
NGC 7089, Mel 235
14 images »
M3Globular cluster6.3Canes Venatici13h42m+28°22'
NGC 5272, Mel 119
64 images »
M4Globular cluster5.4Scorpius16h23m-26°31'
NGC 6121, Mel 144
15 images »
M5Globular cluster5.7Serpens Caput15h18m+02°04'
NGC 5904, Mel 133
22 images »
M6Open cluster4.2Scorpius17h40m-32°15'
Butterfly Cluster, NGC 6405, Cr 341, Mel 178
4 images »
M7Open cluster3.3Scorpius17h53m-34°47'
Ptolemy's Cluster, NGC 6475, Cr 354, Mel 183
4 images »
M8Nebula5.8Sagittarius18h03m-24°22'
Lagoon Nebula, Hourglass Nebula, NGC 6523, LBN 25
42 images »
M9Globular cluster7.8Ophiuchus17h19m-18°30'
NGC 6333, Mel 167
6 images »
M10Globular cluster6.6Ophiuchus16h57m-04°05'
NGC 6254, Mel 157
14 images »
M11Open cluster5.8Scutum18h51m-06°16'
Wild Duck Cluster, Scutum Salt-and-Pepper, NGC 6705, Cr 391, Mel 213
15 images »
M12Globular cluster6.1Ophiuchus16h47m-01°56'
NGC 6218, Mel 151
9 images »
M13Globular cluster5.8Hercules16h41m+36°27'
Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, NGC 6205, Mel 150
92 images »
M14Globular cluster7.6Ophiuchus17h37m-03°14'
NGC 6402, Mel 175
10 images »
M15Globular cluster6.3Pegasus21h29m+12°10'
NGC 7078, Mel 234
21 images »
M16Open cluster6.0Serpens Cauda18h18m-13°48'
Eagle Nebula, Star Queen Nebula, NGC 6611, Cr 375, Mel 198, LBN 67
49 images »
M17Open cluster6.0Sagittarius18h20m-16°10'
Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Lobster Nebula, NGC 6618, Cr 377, LBN 60
18 images »
M18Open cluster6.9Sagittarius18h19m-17°06'
NGC 6613, Cr 376
5 images »
M19Globular cluster6.8Ophiuchus17h02m-26°16'
NGC 6273, Mel 160
7 images »
M20Open cluster6.3Sagittarius18h02m-22°58'
Trifid Nebula, NGC 6514, Cr 360, LBN 27
48 images »
M21Open cluster5.9Sagittarius18h04m-22°29'
NGC 6531, Cr 363, Mel 188
8 images »
M22Globular cluster5.2Sagittarius18h36m-23°54'
Sagittarius Cluster, NGC 6656, Mel 208
10 images »
M23Open cluster5.5Sagittarius17h57m-18°59'
NGC 6494, Cr 356, Mel 184
4 images »
M24Asterism4.6Sagittarius18h16m-18°29'
Delle Caustiche, Small Sagittarius Star Cloud
5 images »
M25Open cluster4.6Sagittarius18h31m-19°06'
IC 4725, Cr 382, Mel 204
5 images »
M26Open cluster8.0Scutum18h45m-09°23'
NGC 6694, Cr 389, Mel 212
5 images »
M27Planetary nebula7.4Vulpecula19h59m+22°43'
Apple Core Nebula, Dumbbell Nebula, Diablo Nebula, Double-Headed Shot, NGC 6853, PK 060-03.1, PN-G 060.8-03.6
113 images »
M28Globular cluster6.9Sagittarius18h24m-24°52'
NGC 6626, Mel 200
8 images »
M29Open cluster6.6Cygnus20h23m+38°30'
Cooling Tower, NGC 6913, Cr 422
4 images »
M30Globular cluster6.9Capricornus21h40m-23°10'
NGC 7099, Mel 237
4 images »
M31Galaxy3.4Andromeda00h42m+41°16'
Andromeda Galaxy, Andromeda A, NGC 224, UGC 454, PGC 2557
143 images »
M32Galaxy9.0Andromeda00h42m+40°51'
NGC 221, Arp 168, UGC 452, PGC 2555
32 images »
M33Galaxy5.8Triangulum01h33m+30°39'
Triangulum Galaxy, Pinwheel Galaxy, Triangulum Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 598, UGC 1117, PGC 5818
90 images »
M34Open cluster5.2Perseus02h42m+42°44'
Spiral Cluster, NGC 1039, Cr 31, Mel 17
6 images »
M35Open cluster5.1Gemini06h09m+24°20'
NGC 2168, Cr 82, Mel 41
27 images »
M36Open cluster6.0Auriga05h36m+34°08'
Pinwheel Cluster, NGC 1960, Cr 71, Mel 37
16 images »
M37Open cluster5.6Auriga05h52m+32°33'
Auriga Salt-and-Pepper, NGC 2099, Cr 75, Mel 38
22 images »
M38Open cluster6.4Auriga05h28m+35°51'
Starfish Cluster, NGC 1912, Cr 67, Mel 36
19 images »
M39Open cluster4.6Cygnus21h31m+48°26'
NGC 7092, Cr 438, Mel 236
14 images »
M40Double star9.1Ursa Major12h22m+58°05'
Winnecke 4
4 images »
M41Open cluster4.5Canis Major06h45m-20°45'
NGC 2287, Cr 118, Mel 52
8 images »
M42Open cluster4.0Orion05h35m-05°23'
Orion Nebula, Trapezium Cluster, Orion A, NGC 1976, LBN 974
216 images »
M43HII region9.0Orion05h35m-05°16'
De Mairan's Nebula, NGC 1982
55 images »
M44Open cluster3.1Cancer08h40m+19°40'
Beehive Cluster, Manger, Praesepe, NGC 2632, Cr 189, Mel 88
33 images »
M45Open cluster1.3Taurus03h47m+24°06'
Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Subaru, Cr 42, Mel 22
195 images »
M46Open cluster6.1Puppis07h41m-14°48'
NGC 2437, Cr 159, Mel 75
11 images »
M47Open cluster4.4Puppis07h36m-14°28'
NGC 2422, Cr 152, Mel 68
4 images »
M48Open cluster5.8Hydra08h13m-05°45'
NGC 2548, Cr 179, Mel 85
6 images »
M49Galaxy8.4Virgo12h29m+07°59'
NGC 4472, Arp 134, UGC 7629, PGC 41220
8 images »
M50Open cluster5.9Monoceros07h02m-08°21'
Heart-Shaped Cluster, NGC 2323, Cr 124, Mel 58
8 images »
M51Galaxy8.4Canes Venatici13h29m+47°11'
Whirlpool Galaxy, Lord Rosse's Nebula, Question Mark
122 images »
M52Open cluster6.9Cassiopeia23h24m+61°35'
Cassiopeia Salt-and-Pepper, NGC 7654, Cr 455, Mel 243
49 images »
M53Globular cluster7.7Coma Berenices13h12m+18°10'
NGC 5024, Mel 117
16 images »
M54Globular cluster7.7Sagittarius18h55m-30°28'
NGC 6715, Mel 216
1 image »
M55Globular cluster6.3Sagittarius19h39m-30°57'
NGC 6809, Mel 221
5 images »
M56Globular cluster8.4Lyra19h16m+30°11'
NGC 6779, Mel 220
5 images »
M57Planetary nebula8.8Lyra18h53m+33°01'
Ring Nebula, NGC 6720, PK 063+13.1, PN-G 063.1+13.9
63 images »
M58Galaxy10.3Virgo12h37m+11°49'
NGC 4579, UGC 7796, PGC 42168
9 images »
M59Galaxy9.6Virgo12h42m+11°38'
NGC 4621, UGC 7858, PGC 42628
8 images »
M60Galaxy8.8Virgo12h43m+11°33'
NGC 4649, UGC 7898, PGC 42831
16 images »
M61Galaxy13.1Virgo12h22m+04°33'
NGC 4301, UGC 7439, PGC 40087
20 images »
M62Globular cluster6.4Ophiuchus17h01m-30°06'
NGC 6266, Mel 159
1 image »
M63Galaxy8.6Canes Venatici13h15m+42°01'
Sunflower Galaxy, NGC 5055, UGC 8334, PGC 46153
25 images »
M64Galaxy8.5Coma Berenices12h56m+21°41'
Black Eye Galaxy, Evil Eye Galaxy, NGC 4826, UGC 8062, PGC 44182
30 images »
M65Galaxy9.3Leo11h18m+13°05'
NGC 3623, UGC 6328, PGC 34612
56 images »
M66Galaxy8.9Leo11h20m+12°59'
NGC 3627, Arp 16, UGC 6346, PGC 34695
61 images »
M67Open cluster6.9Cancer08h51m+11°48'
NGC 2682, Cr 204, Mel 94
11 images »
M68Globular cluster7.3Hydra12h39m-26°44'
NGC 4590, Mel 113
5 images »
M69Globular cluster8.3Sagittarius18h31m-32°20'
NGC 6637, Mel 202
1 image »
M70Globular cluster7.8Sagittarius18h43m-32°17'
NGC 6681, Mel 211
2 images »
M71Globular cluster8.4Sagitta19h53m+18°46'
NGC 6838, Cr 409, Mel 226
18 images »
M72Globular cluster9.2Aquarius20h53m-12°32'
NGC 6981, Mel 233
6 images »
M73Nebula8.9Aquarius20h58m-12°38'
NGC 6994, Cr 426
3 images »
M74Galaxy9.3Pisces01h36m+15°47'
NGC 628, UGC 1149, PGC 5974
20 images »
M75Globular cluster8.6Sagittarius20h06m-21°55'
NGC 6864, Mel 228
5 images »
M76Planetary nebula10.1Perseus01h42m+51°34'
Little Dumbbell Nebula, Barbell Nebula, Cork Nebula, PK 130-10.1, PN-G 130.9-10.5
30 images »
M77Galaxy8.9Cetus02h42m-00°00'
Cetus A, NGC 1068, Arp 37, UGC 2188, PGC 10266
14 images »
M78Reflection nebula8.0Orion05h46m+00°04'
NGC 2068, VdB 59
52 images »
M79Globular cluster7.7Lepus05h24m-24°31'
NGC 1904, Mel 34
3 images »
M80Globular cluster7.3Scorpius16h17m-22°58'
NGC 6093, Mel 142
5 images »
M81Galaxy6.9Ursa Major09h55m+69°03'
Bode's Galaxy, Bode's Nebula, NGC 3031, UGC 5318, PGC 28630
105 images »
M82Galaxy8.4Ursa Major09h55m+69°40'
Cigar Galaxy, Ursa Major A, NGC 3034, Arp 337, UGC 5322, PGC 28655
94 images »
M83Galaxy7.2Hydra13h37m-29°52'
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 5236, UGCA 366, PGC 48082
16 images »
M84Galaxy9.8Virgo12h25m+12°53'
NGC 4374, UGC 7494, PGC 40455
30 images »
M85Galaxy9.1Coma Berenices12h25m+18°11'
NGC 4382, UGC 7508, PGC 40515
9 images »
M86Galaxy8.9Virgo12h26m+12°56'
NGC 4406, UGC 7532, PGC 40653
36 images »
M87Galaxy8.6Virgo12h30m+12°16'
Virgo A, NGC 4486, Arp 152, UGC 7658, UGCA 283, PGC 41377
24 images »
M88Galaxy10.3Coma Berenices12h31m+14°25'
NGC 4501, UGC 7675, PGC 41517
20 images »
M89Galaxy10.1Virgo12h35m+12°33'
NGC 4552, UGC 7760, PGC 41968
4 images »
M90Galaxy9.5Virgo12h36m+13°09'
NGC 4569, Arp 76, UGC 7786, PGC 42089
10 images »
M91Galaxy11.0Coma Berenices12h35m+14°29'
NGC 4548, UGC 7753, PGC 41934
5 images »
M92Globular cluster6.5Hercules17h17m+43°08'
NGC 6341, Mel 168
23 images »
M93Open cluster6.2Puppis07h44m-23°51'
Butterfly Cluster, NGC 2447, Cr 160, Mel 76
3 images »
M94Galaxy8.2Canes Venatici12h50m+41°07'
NGC 4736, UGC 7996, PGC 43495
14 images »
M95Galaxy9.8Leo10h43m+11°42'
NGC 3351, UGC 5850, PGC 32007
11 images »
M96Galaxy9.2Leo10h46m+11°49'
NGC 3368, UGC 5882, PGC 32192
13 images »
M97Planetary nebula9.9Ursa Major11h14m+55°01'
Owl Nebula, NGC 3587, PK 148+57.1, PN-G 148.4+57.0
42 images »
M98Galaxy10.8Coma Berenices12h13m+14°53'
NGC 4192, UGC 7231, PGC 39028
11 images »
M99Galaxy9.8Coma Berenices12h18m+14°25'
Coma Pinwheel Galaxy, St Katherine's Wheel, Pinwheel Galaxy, Virgo Cluster Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 4254, UGC 7345, PGC 39578
25 images »
M100Galaxy9.5Coma Berenices12h22m+15°49'
NGC 4321, UGC 7450, PGC 40153
30 images »
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