Messier Objects

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…

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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…


Messier 91

Messier 91

Messier 91 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the Virgo Cluster, in the constellation Coma Berenices. There was some confusion over where Messier 91 was located as Messier 91 was given the location of…


Messier 90

Messier 90

Messier 90 (M90) is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. It is a member of the Virgo Cluster. Messier 90 is one of the largest and brightest spirals in the Virgo Cluster. The…


Messier 89

Messier 89 (M89) is an elliptical galaxy located in the Virgo Cluster, in the constellation Virgo. Not as bright as some of the other galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, M89 is hard to see in…


Messier 88

Messier 88

Messier 88 is a spiral galaxy located in the Virgo Cluster, in the constellation Coma Berenices. The galaxy’s core contains an active galactic nucleus (AGN) with a supermassive black hole with an estimated mass of…


Messier 87

Messier 87

Messier 87 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy with about 1 trillion stars in the constellation Virgo. The elliptical galaxy Messier 87 is the home of several trillion stars, a supermassive black hole and a family…