Messier Objects


Messier 100

Messier 100

Messier 100 is a starburst galaxy, with strongest bursts of star formation concentrated within a ring in the centre of the galaxy. The ring is in fact two tightly wound spiral arms connected to a…


Messier 99 Coma Pinwheel

Messier 99 Coma Pinwheel

Messier 99, also known as the Coma Pinwheel or Virgo Cluster Pinwheel, is an unbarred spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices. It is one of the brighter spiral galaxies in the Virgo Cluster and appears almost face-on, which makes…


Messier 98

Messier 98

Messier 98 is an intermediate spiral galaxy located in the Virgo Cluster, in the constellation Coma Berenices. The galaxy is inclined at a 74-degree angle to our line of sight and appears almost edge-on. It is one…


Messier 97 Owl Nebula

Messier 97 Owl Nebula

Messier 97, also known as the Owl Nebula, is a famous planetary nebula located in Ursa Major constellation. It was named the Owl Nebula because of its appearance in larger telescopes, which reveal two dark patches…


Messier 96

Messier 96

Messier 96 is an intermediate spiral galaxy located in the constellation Leo. Messier 96 is a double-barred spiral galaxy with a small inner bulge through the central region along with an outer bulge. The galaxy…


Messier 95

Messier 95

Messier 95 (M95) is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Leo. It lies at a distance of 32.6 million light years from Earth. Messier 95 is home to around 40 billion stars and…


Messier 94 Cats Eye Galaxy

Messier 94 Cats Eye Galaxy

Messier 94, also known as Cats Eye Galaxy or the Crocs Eye Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Messier 94 is the central galaxy in the M94 Group, also known…


Messier 93

Messier 93

Messier 93 is an open star cluster located in the constellation Puppis. It lies at a distance of 3,600 light years from Earth. The cluster has a dimension that is roughly two thirds the size…


Messier 92

Messier 92

Messier 92 is a globular cluster located in the northern constellation Hercules. Messier 92 is one of the brighter northern globulars – both visually and in terms of absolute magnitude – and can be seen…