Messier Objects

Messier 4

Messier 4

This review of Messier 4 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…

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Messier 3

Messier 3

This review of Messier 3 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…


Messier 2

Messier 2

This review of Messier 2 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…


Messier 1 Crab Nebula

Messier 1: Crab Nebula

This review of Messier 1 is to provide details about the observational history of the Crab Nebula, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope,…


Messier Objects

Messier Objects: An Introduction

The Messier Objects are a set of 110 astronomical objects catalogued by the French astronomer Charles Messier in his Catalogue des Nébuleuses et des Amas d’Étoiles. Interestingly, Charles Messier was actually fascinated with finding comets, which meant that to avoid confusing…


Messier 84

Messier 84

DescriptionVisible From Pacific NorthwestDecember To MayBest Time To ObserveMarch and AprilMinimum Size Of Viewing DeviceSmall TelescopesObject TypeElliptical or Lenticular GalaxyDesignationsMessier 84, M84, NGC 4374, PGC 40455, VCC 763, UGC 7494, ASB 33, 3C 272.1, 4C…