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Below are the Messier objects I've drawn and/or photographed to date. To learn more about the Messier objects check out this link which contains pictures along with other information such as magnitude, size, and location.
 
 


  
M1_260198_43x_150p.jpg (5444 bytes) M2_011097_115x_150p.jpg (6545 bytes) M3_140599_96x_150p.jpg (7666 bytes) M4_190698_115x_150p.jpg (4791 bytes)
M1 
The Crab Nebula in Taurus 
M2 
globular cluster in Aquarius
M3
globular cluster in Canes Venatici
M4 
globular cluster in Scorpius
  
M5_200698_96x_150p.jpg (4679 bytes)
M5 
globular cluster in Serpens Caput
M6
The Butterfly cluster in Scorpius
M7
Ptolemy's cluster in Scorpius
M8 
Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
  
M9_180798_96x_150p.jpg (8580 bytes) M11_190798_43x_150p.jpg (5061 bytes)
M9
globular cluster in Ophiuchus
M10
globular cluster in Ophiuchus
M11
Wild Duck cluster in Scutum
M12
Gumball globular cluster in Ophiuchus
  
M15_231098_96x_150p.jpg (7983 bytes) M16_190798_43x_150p.jpg (7268 bytes)
M13 
Great Globular in Hercules
M14
globular cluster in Ophiuchus
M15
globular cluster in Pegasus
M16
Eagle Nebula in Serpens
  
M17_260798_43x_150p.jpg (6828 bytes) M20_190898_96x_150p.jpg (5610 bytes)
M17
Swan (or Omega) Nebula in Sagittarius
M18
open cluster in Sagittarius
M19
globular cluster in Ophiuchus
M20
Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius
  
M20_200698_43x_150p.jpg (4180 bytes) M23_180798_43x_150p.jpg (7166 bytes) M24_080700_96x_150p.jpg (7112 bytes)
M21 
open cluster in Sagittarius
M22 
globular cluster in Sagittarius
M23
open cluster in Sagittarius
M24
star cloud in Sagittarius
  
M25 
 open cluster in Sagittarius
M26 
 open cluster in Scutum
M27 
Dumb-bell Nebula in Vulpucula
M28 
globular cluster is Sagittarius
  
M30_231098_96x_150p.jpg (4485 bytes) M31_071099_43x_150p.jpg (5803 bytes) M31_071099_43x_150p.jpg (5803 bytes)
M29 
open cluster in Cygnus
M30
globular cluster in Capricornus

M31
Andromeda Galaxy

M32
Satellite to the Andromeda Galaxy
  

 

M33
the Triangulum Galaxy
M34 
open cluster in Perseus

M35
open cluster in Gemini

M36 
  
M37 M38
open cluster in Auriga
M39
open cluster in Cygnus
M40
     
M41 
open cluster in Canis Major

M42
Orion Nebula 

M43 
Comma Nebula
M44 
Beehive Cluster in Cancer
  

M45
Pleiades in Taurus

M46 
open cluster in Puppis
M47
open cluster in Puppis
M48
open cluster in Hydra
  
M52_151099_43x_150p.jpg (5548 bytes)
M49 M50 M51 
"Whirlpool" galaxy in Canes Venatici
M52
open cluster in Cassiopeia
  
M53 
globular cluster in Coma Berenices
M54
globular cluster in Sagittarius
M55
globular cluster in Sagittarius
M56 
globular cluster in Lyra
  
M57 
Ring Nebula in Lyra
M58 
spiral galaxy in Virgo
M59 
elliptical galaxy in Virgo
M60 
elliptical galaxy in Virgo
  
M61  M62  M63 
"Sunflower" galaxy in Canes Venatici
M64 
"Black Eye" galaxy in Coma Berenices
  
M65 
spiral galaxy in Leo
M66 
spiral galaxy in Leo
M67 M68 
globular cluster in Hydra
  
M72_201098_96x_150p.jpg (6667 bytes)
M69
globular cluster in Sagittarius
M70
globular cluster in Sagittarius
M71
globular cluster in Sagitta
M72
globular cluster in Aquarius
  
M73_201098_96x_150p.jpg (4038 bytes) M75_201098_96x_150p.jpg (3996 bytes)
M73
asterism in Aquarius 
M74
Phantom Galaxy in Pisces 
M75
globular cluster in Sagittarius
M76
Cork, or Little Dumbbell Nebula in Perseus
  
M77 M78
diffuse nebula in Orion
M79 M80
globular cluster in Scorpius
  
M81_110499_96x_150p.jpg (5948 bytes) M81_110499_96x_150p.jpg (5948 bytes)
M81
spiral galaxy in Ursa Major
M82
spiral galaxy in Ursa Major
M83 M84
elliptical galaxy in Virgo
  
M85 M86
elliptical galaxy in Virgo
M87
elliptical galaxy in Virgo
M88
  
M89
elliptical galaxy in Virgo
M90
spiral galaxy in Virgo
M91 M92
globular cluster in Hercules
  
M93_310198_96x_150p.jpg (5984 bytes) M94_020421_DS432CTEC_150p.jpg M95_100499_96x_150p.jpg (3698 bytes) M96_100499_96x_150p.jpg (3948 bytes)
M93 
open cluster in Puppis 
M94 
"Croc's Eye" galaxy in Canes Venatici 
M95
spiral galaxy in Leo 
M96
spiral galaxy in Leo 
  
M97_140599_96x_150p.jpg (4344 bytes)
M97
Owl Nebula in Ursa Major
M98 M99 M100
  
M101
"Pinwheel" galaxy in Ursa Major
M102 M103
open cluster in Cassiopeia
M104
  
M105_100499_96x_150p.jpg (4017 bytes)
M105
elliptical galaxy in Leo
M106
spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici
M107
globular cluster in Ophiuchus
M108
  
M31_071099_43x_150p.jpg (5803 bytes)
M109
"Vacuum Cleaner" galaxy in Ursa Major
M110
Satellite elliptical galaxy to M31



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