Messier Catalog

Compiled by Charles Messier of France from 1758 to 1782.

This is a list of objects that were often mistaken for comets in the telescopes of that era.

The most recent image is first.

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M2
M29
M92
M24
M7
M39
M41
M10
M6
M27
M53
M12
M44
M42 - 20061229
M1: Color + Ha
M1: H-a
M33
M11
M56
Leo Triplet
M31
M17
M20
M4
M81 and M82 Annotated
M81 and M82
M46 and M47 Reprocessed
M46 and M47
M45 - 20041218
M52
M27 Reprocessed
M27
M16
M5
M104
M42 - 20040117
M45 - 20031227
M57 - 20030702
M8 - 20030531
M13 - 20030510
M51 - 20030419
M3 - 20030328
M35 - 20030302
M37 - 20021130
M42 - 20021124

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