Messier Objects

Messier 39

Messier 39

Messier 39 (M39) is a large open cluster located in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. The cluster’s apparent size is 32 arc minutes, making it larger than the full Moon, which means that M39 is…

Read More

Messier 38 Starfish Cluster

Messier 38 Starfish Cluster

Messier 38 (M38), also known as the Starfish Cluster, is an open star cluster located in the northern constellation Auriga. The best way to observe Messier 38 is in small or medium-sized telescopes at low…


Messier 37

Messier 37

Messier 37 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga Messier 37 is the brightest, richest and largest of the three open clusters in this constellation that were catalogued by Messier. Interestingly, Messier 37 lies in…


Messier 36 Pinwheel Cluster

Messier 36 Pinwheel Cluster

Messier 36, also known as the Pinwheel Cluster, is an open cluster located in the northern constellation Auriga, the Charioteer. Messier 36 is one of the most distant open clusters catalogued by Messier and about…


Messier 35

Messier 35

Messier 35 is a large open star cluster located in the northern constellation Gemini. The cluster consists of several hundred stars, of which 120 are brighter than magnitude 13. M35 has the size equivalent to…



Messier 34

Messier 34 (M34) is a bright, large open cluster located in the northern constellation Perseus. Messier 34 is one of the nearest Messier objects to Earth, with only 6 deep sky objects in the Messier…


Messier 33 Triangulum Galaxy

Messier 33 Triangulum Galaxy

Messier 33, otherwise known as the Triangulum galaxy is located 2.7 million light-years away, and the 3rd-largest member of our Local Group, after the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies. Messier 33 is believed to be…


Messier 32

Messier 32

Messier 32, abbreviated as M32, also known as Le Gentil, is a dwarf elliptical galaxy located in Andromeda constellation. Messier 32 was named after Guillaume Le Gentil, the French astronomer who discovered it in 1749….


Messier 31 Andromeda Galaxy

Messier 31 Andromeda Galaxy

Messier 31, which is better known as the Andromeda Galaxy, is a large spiral galaxy located in the constellation Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy was named after the area of the sky that it occupies, the…