Messier Objects

Messier 8 Lagoon Nebula

Messier 8 Lagoon Nebula

Messier 8, the Lagoon Nebula is a wonderful target for observers and photographers alike. Being one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the eye from mid-northern latitudes, M8 is a wonderful sight to see. Although…


Messier 7

Messier 7 Ptolemy Cluster

One of the earliest known stars to be recoded, Messier 7, the Ptolemy Cluster is a wonderful bright open cluster to observe. Being the southernmost Messier object in the sky, M7 is very hard to DescriptionVisible…


Messier 6 Butterfly Cluster

Messier 6 Butterfly Cluster

This review of Messier 6, the Butterfly Cluster 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…


Messier 5

Messier 5

This review of Messier 5 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 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…


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…