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1 The Ultimate Messier Object Log PDF This special version of The Ultimate Messier Object Log was created in response to all those people who don t have Filemaker, or who don t have the computer skills to create their own database with the ASCII data I provide. Although you can t sort or enter notes dynamically, you can print these pages out, put them into a notebook, and use them as a field guide. njoy! M100, spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices, courtesy STScI. This log is giveware : If you like it, please give it to a friend. If you add any neat features or have an idea for a feature I could add, send to: The Ultimate Messier Object Log contains all the relevant viewing information so you may find and view Messier objects with binoculars or telescope. You can track your viewing notes, sort on several different fields, and print field notes for star parties. View Pictures View pictures of objects, sorted by. nter The Main Screen nter your viewing notes and view all the info for each object at once. Start here! Atlas, Sort by List star atlas info for all objects, sorted by. Credits & Copyrights Parts of this database are copyright by SDS, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Visit the SDS website! Students and ducators for the Discussion of Space, or SDS, is a NASA-sponsored organization. They maintain what may be the finest Messier object web site, from which I obtained much of the info herein. - Sort by List viewing notes for all objects, sorted by. Sort by Marathon # List all objects, in ideal order for a Messier marathon. - Sort by List all objects, sorted by the nearest constellation. Sort by Season List all objects, sorted by the season they re best viewed. 1998, by David Green, Castaic, CA USA

2 The Ultimate Messier Object Log PDF CRDITS & COPYRIGHTS Thanks to Hartmut Frommert and Guy McArthur at SDS for permission to use the small Messier object images in this database. This database was created with support to Space Telescope Science Institute, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., from NASA contract NAS , and is reproduced with permission from AURA/STScI. M100, spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices, courtesy STScI. All materials in this database retain the copyright of their respective owners. All else, 1998 by David Green. Return to Main

3 M001 Supernova remnant Crab Nebula Taurus 16 RA 5h 34.5m Dec NGC 1952 Size x4.0 xtended C M002 Globular Cluster Aquarius 107 NGC 7089 RA 21h 33.5m Dec Size xtended 1

4 M003 Globular Cluster Canes Venatici 48 NGC 5272 RA 13h 42.2m Dec Size xtended M004 Globular Cluster Scorpio 82 NGC 6121 RA 16h 23.6m Dec Size xtended 2

5 M005 Globular Cluster Serpens Caput 68 NGC 5904 RA 15h 18.6m Dec 2 5 Size xtended M006 Open Cluster Butterfly Cluster Scorpius 86 NGC 6405 RA 17h 40.1m Dec Size xtended 3

6 M007 Open Cluster Ptolemy s Cluster Scorpius 87 NGC 6475 RA 17h 53.9m Dec Size xtended M008 Lagoon Nebula Lagoon Nebula Sagittarius 98 RA 18h 3.1m Dec NGC 6523 Size x50.0 xtended 4

7 M009 Globular Cluster Ophiucus 81 NGC 6333 RA 17h 19.2m Dec Size xtended T2 M010 Globular Cluster Ophiucus 79 NGC 6254 RA 16h 57.1m Dec -4 6 Size xtended 5

8 M011 Open Cluster Wild Duck Cluster Scutum 88 NGC 6705 RA 18h 51.1m Dec Size xtended M012 Globular Cluster Ophiucus 78 NGC 6218 RA 16h 47.2m Dec Size xtended 6

9 M013 Globular Cluster Hercules 69 NGC 6205 RA 16h 41.7m Dec Size xtended M014 Globular Cluster Ophiucus 80 NGC 6402 RA 17h 37.6m Dec Size xtended T 7

10 M015 Globular Cluster Pegasus 106 NGC 7078 RA 21h 30m Dec Size xtended M016 Open Cluster agle Nebula Cluster Serpens Claudia 90 NGC 6611 RA 18h 18.8m Dec Size xtended 8

11 M017 NGC 6618 Diffuse Nebula Omega, Swan, Horseshoe Nebula Sagittarius 91 RA 18h 20.8m Dec Size xtended M018 Open Cluster Sagittarius 92 NGC 6613 RA 18h 19.9m Dec Size xtended 9

12 M019 Globular Cluster Ophiucus 84 NGC 6273 RA 17h 2.6m Dec Size xtended T M020 Trifid Nebula Sagittarius 97 NGC 6514 RA 18h 2.3m Dec Size xtended C2

13 M021 Open Cluster Sagittarius 96 NGC 6531 RA 18h 4.6m Dec Size xtended? M022 Globular Cluster Sagittarius 100 NGC 6656 RA 18h 36.4m Dec Size xtended

14 M023 Open Cluster Sagittarius 95 NGC 6494 RA 17h 56.8m Dec Size xtended M024 Star Cloud Milky Way Patch Sagittarius 93 NGC 6603 RA 18h 18.4m Dec Size xtended

15 M025 Open Cluster Sagittarius 94 NGC IC4725 RA 18h 28.8m Dec Size xtended M026 Open Cluster Scutum 89 NGC 6694 RA 18h 45.2m Dec Size xtended C

16 M027 Planetary Nebula Dumbbell Nebula Vulpecula 75 RA 19h 59.6m Dec NGC 6853 Size x5.6 xtended M028 Globular Cluster Sagittarius 99 NGC 6626 RA 18h 24.5m Dec Size xtended T

17 M029 Open Cluster Cygnus 73 NGC 6913 RA 20h 23.9m Dec Size xtended M030 Globular Cluster Capricornus 110 NGC 7099 RA 21h 40.4m Dec Size xtended T

18 M031 Spiral Galaxy Andromeda Galaxy Andromeda 4 NGC 0224 RA 0h 42.8m Dec Size xtended M032 lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M31 Andromeda 5 RA 0h 42.8m Dec NGC 0221 Size x6.0 xtended 2

19 M033 Spiral Galaxy Triangulum (also Pinwheel) Galaxy Triangulum 3 RA 1h 33.9m Dec NGC 0598 Size x45.0 xtended T2 M034 Open Cluster Perseus 10 NGC 1039 RA 2h 42.0m Dec Size xtended

20 M035 Open Cluster Gemini 17 NGC 2168 RA 6h 8.9m Dec Size xtended M036 Open Cluster Auriga 19 NGC 1960 RA 5h 36.1 Dec Size xtended

21 M037 Open Cluster Auriga 18 NGC 2099 RA 5h 52.4m Dec Size xtended M038 Open Cluster Auriga 20 NGC 1922 RA 5h 28.7m Dec Size xtended

22 M039 Open Cluster Cygnus 74 NGC 7092 RA 21h 32.2m Dec Size xtended Double Star Winecke 4 Ursa Major 39 M040 NGC 7092 RA 12h 20.0m Dec Size xtended T

23 M041 Open Cluster Canis Major 21 NGC 2287 RA 6h 47.0m Dec Size xtended M042 Diffuse Nebula Great Orion Nebula Orion 13 RA 5h 35.3m Dec NGC 1976 Size x60.0 xtended

24 M043 Diffuse Nebula de Mairan s Nebula Orion 14 RA 5h 35.5m Dec NGC 1982 Size x15.0 xtended? M044 Open Cluster Beehive Cluster (Praesepe) Cancer 27 NGC 2632 RA 8h 40.1m Dec Size xtended

25 M045 NGC 1432 Open Cluster Pleiades, Subaru, Seven Sisters Taurus 11 RA 3h 47.0m Dec Size xtended M046 Open Cluster Puppis 24 NGC 2437 RA 7h 41.8m Dec Size xtended

26 M047 Open Cluster Puppis 23 NGC 2422 RA 7h 36.6m Dec Size xtended M048 Open Cluster Hydra 26 NGC 2548 RA 8h 13.8m Dec Size xtended

27 M049 lliptical Galaxy Virgo 63 RA 12h 29.8m Dec 8 1 NGC 4472 Size x7.5 xtended T M050 Open Cluster Monocerus 25 NGC 2323 RA 7h 3.2m Dec Size xtended

28 M051 Spiral Galaxy Whirlpool Galaxy Ursa Major 43 RA 13h 30.0m Dec NGC 5194 Size x7.0 xtended C M052 Open Cluster Cassiopea 7 NGC 7654 RA 23h 24.2m Dec Size xtended

29 M053 Globular Cluster Coma Berenices 46 NGC 5024 RA 13h 12.9m Dec Size xtended T M054 Globular Cluster Sagittarius 103 NGC 6715 RA 18h 55.1m Dec Size xtended C

30 M055 Globular Cluster Sagittarius 104 NGC 6809 RA 19h 40.0m Dec Size xtended M056 Globular Cluster Lyra 72 NGC 6779 RA 19h 16.6m Dec Size xtended C

31 M057 Planetary Nebula Ring Nebula Lyra 71 RA 18h 53.6m Dec 33 2 NGC 6720 Size x1.0 xtended? M058 Spiral Galaxy Virgo 60 RA 12h 37.8m Dec NGC 4579 Size x4.5 xtended T2

32 M059 lliptical Galaxy Virgo 61 RA 12h 42.1m Dec NGC 4621 Size x3.5 xtended T2 M060 lliptical Galaxy Virgo 62 RA 12h 43.7m Dec NGC 4649 Size x6.0 xtended 2

33 M061 Spiral Galaxy Virgo 64 RA 12h 22.0m Dec 4 29 NGC 4303 Size x5.5 xtended 2 M062 Globular Cluster Ophiucus 85 NGC 6266 RA 17h 1.2m Dec Size xtended T

34 M063 Spiral Galaxy Sunflower Galaxy Canes Venatici 42 RA 13h 15.8m Dec 42 2 NGC 5055 Size x6.0 xtended T M064 Spiral Galaxy Blackeye Galaxy Coma Berenices 47 RA 12h 56.7m Dec NGC 4826 Size x5.4 xtended T

35 M065 Spiral Galaxy Leo 32 RA 11h 18.9m Dec 13 6 NGC 3623 Size x1.5 xtended C M066 Spiral Galaxy Leo 33 RA 11h 20.2m Dec 13 0 NGC 3627 Size x2.5 xtended C

36 M067 Open Cluster Cancer 28 NGC 2628 RA 8h 50.4m Dec Size xtended M068 Globular Cluster Hydra 66 NGC 4590 RA 12h 39.5m Dec Size xtended C

37 M069 Globular Cluster Sagittarius 101 NGC 6637 RA 18h 34.4m Dec Size xtended T2 M070 Globular Cluster Sagittarius 102 NGC 6681 RA 18h 43.2m Dec Size xtended T2

38 M071 Globular Cluster Sagitta 76 NGC 6838 RA 19h 53.8m Dec Size xtended C M072 Globular Cluster Aquarius 108 NGC 6981 RA 20h 53.5m Dec Size xtended T2

39 M073 Group/Asterism Aquarius 109 NGC 6994 RA 20h 59.0m Dec Size xtended C2 M074 Spiral Galaxy Pisces 2 RA 1h 36.6m Dec NGC 0628 Size x9.5 xtended C2

40 M075 Globular Cluster Sagittarius 105 NGC 6864 RA 20h 6.1m Dec Size xtended C M076 Planetary Nebula Little Dumbell, Cork, Butterfly Nebula Perseus 9 RA 1h 42.4m Dec NGC 0650 Size x1.8 xtended C2

41 M077 Spiral Galaxy Cetus 1 RA 2h 42.7m Dec -9 2 NGC 1068 Size x6.0 xtended C2 M078 Diffuse Nebula Orion 15 RA 5h 46.8m Dec 0 4 NGC 2068 Size x6.0 xtended T

42 M079 Globular Cluster Lepus 12 NGC 1904 RA 5h 24.5m Dec Size xtended T2 M080 Globular Cluster Scorpius 83 NGC 6093 RA 16h 17.0m Dec Size xtended T

43 M081 Spiral Galaxy Bode s Galaxy - 1/2 of Double Galaxy Ursa Major 34 RA 9h 55.6m Dec 69 4 NGC 3031 Size x10.0 xtended T M082 Irregular Galaxy Cigar Galaxy - 1/2 of Double Galaxy Ursa Major 35 RA 9h 55.9m Dec NGC 3034 Size 9.x xtended T

44 M083 Spiral Galaxy Small Pinwheel Galaxy Hydra 67 RA 13h 37.1m Dec NGC 5236 Size x10.0 xtended T M084 Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Virgo 53 NGC 4374 RA 12h 25.1m Dec Size xtended T2

45 M085 Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Coma Berenices 52 RA 12h 25.5m Dec NGC 4382 Size x5.2 xtended T2 M086 Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Virgo 54 RA 12h 26.3m Dec NGC 4406 Size x5.5 xtended T2

46 M087 lliptical Galaxy Virgo A Virgo 55 NGC 4486 RA 12h 30.9m Dec Size xtended C2 M088 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices 58 RA 12h 32.1m Dec NGC 4501 Size x4.0 xtended T2

47 M089 lliptical Galaxy Virgo 56 NGC 4552 RA 12h 35.7m Dec Size xtended T2 M090 Spiral Galaxy Virgo 57 RA 12h 36.9m Dec NGC 4569 Size x4.5 xtended T2

48 M091 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices 59 RA 12h 35.5m Dec NGC 4548 Size x4.4 xtended C2 M092 Globular Cluster Hercules 70 NGC 6341 RA 17h 17.1m Dec 43 8 Size xtended

49 M093 Open Cluster Puppis 22 NGC 2447 RA 7h 44.6m Dec Size xtended M094 Spiral Galaxy Canes Venatici 41 RA 12h 50.9m Dec 41 8 NGC 4736 Size x3.0 xtended T

50 M095 Spiral Galaxy Leo 28 RA 10h 43.9m Dec NGC 3351 Size x3.3 xtended T2 M096 Spiral Galaxy Leo 29 RA 10h 46.7m Dec NGC 3368 Size x4.0 xtended T2

51 M097 Planetary Nebula Owl Nebula Ursa Major 36 RA 11h 14.8m Dec 55 1 NGC 3587 Size x3.3 xtended C M098 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices 49 RA 12h 13.9m Dec NGC 4192 Size x3.2 xtended C2

52 M099 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices 50 RA 12h 18.9m Dec NGC 4254 Size x4.8 xtended T2 M100 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices 51 RA 12h 23.0m Dec NGC 4321 Size x6.0 xtended C

53 M101 Spiral Galaxy Pinwheel Galaxy Ursa Major 44 NGC 5457 RA 14h 3.3m Dec Size xtended C M102 Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Spindle Galaxy Draco 45 RA 15h 6.5m Dec NGC 5866 Size x2.3 xtended C2

54 M103 Open Cluster Cassiopeia 8 NGC 0581 RA 1h 33.2m Dec Size xtended M104 Spiral Galaxy Sombrero Galaxy Virgo 65 RA 12h 39.9m Dec NGC 4594 Size x4.0 xtended C

55 M105 lliptical Galaxy Leo 31 NGC 3379 RA 10h 47.8m Dec Size xtended T2 M106 Spiral Galaxy Ursa Major 40 RA 12h 18.9m Dec NGC 4258 Size x8.0 xtended C

56 M107 Globular Cluster Ophiucus 77 NGC 6171 RA 16h 32.5m Dec Size xtended T2 M108 Spiral Galaxy Ursa Major 37 RA 11h 11.6m Dec NGC 3556 Size x1.0 xtended T2

57 M109 Spiral Galaxy Ursa Major 38 RA 11h 57.6m Dec NGC 3992 Size x4.0 xtended T2 M110 lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M31 Andromeda 6 RA 0h 40.4m Dec NGC 0205 Size x10.0 xtended C2

58 M001 Supernova remnant Crab Nebula Taurus NGC M002 Globular Cluster Aquarius M003 Globular Cluster Canes Venatici M004 Globular Cluster Scorpio M005 Globular Cluster Serpens Caput M006 Open Cluster Butterfly Cluster Scorpius M007 Open Cluster Ptolemy s Cluster Scorpius NGC 7089 NGC 5272 NGC 6121 NGC 5904 NGC 6405 NGC

59 M008 Lagoon Nebula Lagoon Nebula Sagittarius NGC M009 Globular Cluster Ophiucus M010 Globular Cluster Ophiucus M011 Open Cluster Scutum M012 Wild Duck Cluster Globular Cluster Ophiucus M013 Globular Cluster Hercules M014 Globular Cluster Ophiucus NGC 6333 NGC 6254 NGC 6705 NGC 6218 NGC 6205 NGC

60 M015 Globular Cluster Pegasus NGC M016 Open Cluster agle Nebula Cluster Serpens Claudia NGC M017 Diffuse Nebula Sagittarius NGC 6618 Omega, Swan, Horseshoe Nebula 7.0 M018 Open Cluster Sagittarius M019 Globular Cluster Ophiucus M020 Trifid Nebula Sagittarius M021 Open Cluster Sagittarius NGC 6613 NGC 6273 NGC 6514 NGC

61 M022 Globular Cluster Sagittarius NGC M023 Open Cluster Sagittarius M024 Star Cloud Milky Way Patch Sagittarius M025 Open Cluster Sagittarius M026 Open Cluster Scutum M027 Planetary Nebula Dumbbell Nebula Vulpecula M028 Globular Cluster Sagittarius NGC 6494 NGC 6603 NGC IC4725 NGC 6694 NGC 6853 NGC

62 M029 Open Cluster Cygnus NGC M030 Globular Cluster Capricornus M031 Spiral Galaxy Andromeda Galaxy Andromeda M032 lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M31 Andromeda NGC 7099 NGC 0224 NGC M033 Spiral Galaxy Triangulum NGC 0598 Triangulum (also Pinwheel) Galaxy 7.0 M034 Open Cluster Perseus M035 Open Cluster Gemini NGC 1039 NGC

63 M036 Open Cluster Auriga NGC M037 Open Cluster Auriga M038 Open Cluster Auriga M039 Open Cluster Cygnus M040 Double Star Winecke 4 Ursa Major M041 Open Cluster Canis Major M042 Diffuse Nebula Orion Great Orion Nebula NGC 2099 NGC 1922 NGC 7092 NGC 7092 NGC 2287 NGC

64 M043 Diffuse Nebula Orion M044 Cancer de Mairan s Nebula Open Cluster M045 Taurus Beehive Cluster (Praesepe) Open Cluster NGC 1982 NGC 2632 NGC 1432 Pleiades, Subaru, Seven Sisters M046 Open Cluster Puppis M047 Open Cluster Puppis M048 Open Cluster Hydra M049 lliptical Galaxy Virgo NGC 2437 NGC 2422 NGC 2548 NGC

65 M050 Open Cluster Monocerus NGC M051 Spiral Galaxy Whirlpool Galaxy Ursa Major M052 Open Cluster Cassiopea M053 Globular Cluster Coma Berenices M054 Globular Cluster Sagittarius M055 Globular Cluster Sagittarius M056 Globular Cluster Lyra NGC 5194 NGC 7654 NGC 5024 NGC 6715 NGC 6809 NGC

66 M057 Planetary Nebula Lyra Ring Nebula NGC M058 Spiral Galaxy Virgo M059 lliptical Galaxy Virgo M060 lliptical Galaxy Virgo M061 Spiral Galaxy Virgo M062 Globular Cluster Ophiucus M063 Spiral Galaxy Sunflower Galaxy Canes Venatici NGC 4579 NGC 4621 NGC 4649 NGC 4303 NGC 6266 NGC

67 M064 Spiral Galaxy Blackeye Galaxy Coma Berenices NGC M065 Spiral Galaxy Leo M066 Spiral Galaxy Leo M067 Open Cluster Cancer M068 Globular Cluster Hydra M069 Globular Cluster Sagittarius M070 Globular Cluster Sagittarius NGC 3623 NGC 3627 NGC 2628 NGC 4590 NGC 6637 NGC

68 M071 Globular Cluster Sagitta NGC M072 Globular Cluster Aquarius M073 Group/Asterism Aquarius M074 Spiral Galaxy Pisces M075 Globular Cluster Sagittarius NGC 6981 NGC 6994 NGC 0628 NGC M076 Planetary Nebula Perseus Little Dumbell, Cork, Butterfly Nebula NGC M077 Spiral Galaxy Cetus NGC

69 M078 Diffuse Nebula Orion NGC M079 Globular Cluster Lepus M080 Globular Cluster Scorpius NGC 1904 NGC M081 Spiral Galaxy Ursa Major Bode s Galaxy - 1/2 of Double Galaxy NGC M082 Irregular Galaxy Ursa Major NGC 3034 Cigar Galaxy - 1/2 of Double Galaxy 9.5 M083 Spiral Galaxy Hydra M084 Virgo Small Pinwheel Galaxy Lenticular (S0) Galaxy NGC 5236 NGC

70 M085 Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Coma Berenices NGC M086 Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Virgo M087 lliptical Galaxy Virgo A Virgo M088 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices M089 lliptical Galaxy Virgo M090 Spiral Galaxy Virgo M091 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices NGC 4406 NGC 4486 NGC 4501 NGC 4552 NGC 4569 NGC

71 M092 Globular Cluster Hercules NGC M093 Open Cluster Puppis M094 Spiral Galaxy Canes Venatici M095 Spiral Galaxy Leo M096 Spiral Galaxy Leo M097 Planetary Nebula Owl Nebula Ursa Major M098 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices NGC 2447 NGC 4736 NGC 3351 NGC 3368 NGC 3587 NGC

72 M099 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices NGC M100 Spiral Galaxy Coma Berenices M101 Spiral Galaxy Pinwheel Galaxy Ursa Major M102 Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Draco M103 Spindle Galaxy Open Cluster Cassiopeia M104 Spiral Galaxy Virgo M105 Leo Sombrero Galaxy lliptical Galaxy NGC 4321 NGC 5457 NGC 5866 NGC 0581 NGC 4594 NGC

73 M106 Spiral Galaxy Ursa Major NGC M107 Globular Cluster Ophiucus M108 Spiral Galaxy Ursa Major M109 Spiral Galaxy Ursa Major M110 lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M31 Andromeda NGC 6171 NGC 3556 NGC 3992 NGC

74 - Atlas Info M # NGC# Name, If Any Mag. RA Dec. Size Seen Date M Taurus Supernova remnant Crab Nebula 8.4 5h 34.5m x4.0 M Aquarius Globular Cluster h 33.5m M Canes Venatici Globular Cluster h 42.2m M Scorpio Globular Cluster h 23.6m M Serpens Caput Globular Cluster h 18.6m M Scorpius Open Cluster Butterfly Cluster h 40.1m M Scorpius Open Cluster Ptolemy s Cluster h 53.9m M Sagittarius Lagoon Nebula Lagoon Nebula h 3.1m x50.0 M Ophiucus Globular Cluster h 19.2m M Ophiucus Globular Cluster h 57.1m M Scutum Open Cluster Wild Duck Cluster h 51.1m M Ophiucus Globular Cluster h 47.2m M Hercules Globular Cluster h 41.7m M Ophiucus Globular Cluster h 37.6m M Pegasus Globular Cluster h 30m M Serpens Claudia Open Cluster agle Nebula Cluster h 18.8m M Sagittarius Diffuse Nebula Omega, Swan, Horseshoe h 20.8m M Sagittarius Open Cluster h 19.9m M Ophiucus Globular Cluster h 2.6m M Sagittarius Trifid Nebula h 2.3m M Sagittarius Open Cluster h 4.6m M Sagittarius Globular Cluster h 36.4m M Sagittarius Open Cluster h 56.8m M Sagittarius Star Cloud Milky Way Patch h 18.4m M025 IC4725 Sagittarius Open Cluster h 28.8m M Scutum Open Cluster h 45.2m M Vulpecula Planetary Nebula Dumbbell Nebula h 59.6m x5.6 M Sagittarius Globular Cluster h 24.5m M Cygnus Open Cluster h 23.9m M Capricornus Globular Cluster h 40.4m M Andromeda Spiral Galaxy Andromeda Galaxy 4.5 0h 42.8m Bino difficulty - 1

75 - Atlas Info M # NGC# Name, If Any Mag. RA Dec. Size Seen Date M Andromeda lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M h 42.8m x6.0 M Triangulum Spiral Galaxy Triangulum (also Pinwheel) 7.0 1h 33.9m x45.0 M Perseus Open Cluster 6.0 2h 42.0m M Gemini Open Cluster 5.5 6h 8.9m M Auriga Open Cluster 6.5 5h M Auriga Open Cluster 6.0 5h 52.4m M Auriga Open Cluster 7.0 5h 28.7m M Cygnus Open Cluster h 32.2m M Ursa Major Double Star Winecke h 20.0m M Canis Major Open Cluster 5.0 6h 47.0m M Orion Diffuse Nebula Great Orion Nebula 5.0 5h 35.3m x60.0 M Orion Diffuse Nebula de Mairan s Nebula 7.0 5h 35.5m x15.0 M Cancer Open Cluster Beehive Cluster (Praesepe) 4.0 8h 40.1m M Taurus Open Cluster Pleiades, Subaru, Seven 1.4 3h 47.0m M Puppis Open Cluster 6.5 7h 41.8m M Puppis Open Cluster 4.5 7h 36.6m M Hydra Open Cluster 5.5 8h 13.8m M Virgo lliptical Galaxy h 29.8m x7.5 M Monocerus Open Cluster 7.0 7h 3.2m M Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy Whirlpool Galaxy h 30.0m x7.0 M Cassiopea Open Cluster h 24.2m M Coma Berenices Globular Cluster h 12.9m M Sagittarius Globular Cluster h 55.1m M Sagittarius Globular Cluster h 40.0m M Lyra Globular Cluster h 16.6m M Lyra Planetary Nebula Ring Nebula h 53.6m x1.0 M Virgo Spiral Galaxy h 37.8m x4.5 M Virgo lliptical Galaxy h 42.1m x3.5 M Virgo lliptical Galaxy h 43.7m x6.0 M Virgo Spiral Galaxy h 22.0m x5.5 M Ophiucus Globular Cluster h 1.2m Bino difficulty - 2

76 - Atlas Info M # NGC# Name, If Any Mag. RA Dec. Size Seen Date M Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy Sunflower Galaxy h 15.8m x6.0 M Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy Blackeye Galaxy h 56.7m x5.4 M Leo Spiral Galaxy h 18.9m x1.5 M Leo Spiral Galaxy h 20.2m x2.5 M Cancer Open Cluster 7.5 8h 50.4m M Hydra Globular Cluster h 39.5m M Sagittarius Globular Cluster h 34.4m M Sagittarius Globular Cluster h 43.2m M Sagitta Globular Cluster h 53.8m M Aquarius Globular Cluster h 53.5m M Aquarius Group/Asterism h 59.0m M Pisces Spiral Galaxy h 36.6m x9.5 M Sagittarius Globular Cluster h 6.1m M Perseus Planetary Nebula Little Dumbell, Cork, Butterfly h 42.4m x1.8 M Cetus Spiral Galaxy h 42.7m x6.0 M Orion Diffuse Nebula 8.0 5h 46.8m x6.0 M Lepus Globular Cluster 8.5 5h 24.5m M Scorpius Globular Cluster h 17.0m M Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy Bode s Galaxy - 1/2 of Double 8.5 9h 55.6m x10.0 M Ursa Major Irregular Galaxy Cigar Galaxy - 1/2 of Double 9.5 9h 55.9m x4.0 M Hydra Spiral Galaxy Small Pinwheel Galaxy h 37.1m x10.0 M Virgo Lenticular (S0) Galaxy h 25.1m M Coma Berenices Lenticular (S0) Galaxy h 25.5m x5.2 M Virgo Lenticular (S0) Galaxy h 26.3m x5.5 M Virgo lliptical Galaxy Virgo A h 30.9m M Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy h 32.1m x4.0 M Virgo lliptical Galaxy h 35.7m M Virgo Spiral Galaxy h 36.9m x4.5 M Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy h 35.5m x4.4 M Hercules Globular Cluster h 17.1m M Puppis Open Cluster 6.5 7h 44.6m Bino difficulty - 3

77 - Atlas Info M # NGC# Name, If Any Mag. RA Dec. Size Seen Date M Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy h 50.9m x3.0 M Leo Spiral Galaxy h 43.9m x3.3 M Leo Spiral Galaxy h 46.7m x4.0 M Ursa Major Planetary Nebula Owl Nebula h 14.8m x3.3 M Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy h 13.9m x3.2 M Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy h 18.9m x4.8 M Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy h 23.0m x6.0 M Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy Pinwheel Galaxy h 3.3m M Draco Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Spindle Galaxy h 6.5m x2.3 M Cassiopeia Open Cluster 7.0 1h 33.2m M Virgo Spiral Galaxy Sombrero Galaxy h 39.9m x4.0 M Leo lliptical Galaxy h 47.8m M Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy h 18.9m x8.0 M Ophiucus Globular Cluster h 32.5m M Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy h 11.6m x1.0 M Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy h 57.6m x4.0 M Andromeda lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M h 40.4m x10.0 Bino difficulty - 4

78 - Bino # Name, if any Diff. Chart pg. # Time Comments Date M001 Taurus Supernova remnant Crab Nebula C M002 Aquarius Globular Cluster M003 Canes Venatici Globular Cluster M004 Scorpio Globular Cluster M005 Serpens Caput Globular Cluster M006 Scorpius Open Cluster Butterfly Cluster M007 Scorpius Open Cluster Ptolemy s Cluster M008 Sagittarius Lagoon Nebula Lagoon Nebula M009 Ophiucus Globular Cluster T2 M010 Ophiucus Globular Cluster M011 Scutum Open Cluster Wild Duck Cluster M012 Ophiucus Globular Cluster M013 Hercules Globular Cluster M014 Ophiucus Globular Cluster T M015 Pegasus Globular Cluster M016 Serpens Claudia Open Cluster agle Nebula M017 Sagittarius Diffuse Nebula Omega, Swan, M018 Sagittarius Open Cluster M019 Ophiucus Globular Cluster T M020 Sagittarius Trifid Nebula C2 M021 Sagittarius Open Cluster? M022 Sagittarius Globular Cluster M023 Sagittarius Open Cluster M024 Sagittarius Star Cloud Milky Way Patch M025 Sagittarius Open Cluster M026 Scutum Open Cluster C M027 Vulpecula Planetary Nebula Dumbbell Nebula M028 Sagittarius Globular Cluster T M029 Cygnus Open Cluster M030 Capricornus Globular Cluster T M031 Andromeda Spiral Galaxy Andromeda Galaxy Bino difficulty - 1

79 - Bino # Name, if any Diff. Chart pg. # Time Comments Date M032 Andromeda lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M31 2 M033 Triangulum Spiral Galaxy Triangulum (also T2 M034 Perseus Open Cluster M035 Gemini Open Cluster M036 Auriga Open Cluster M037 Auriga Open Cluster M038 Auriga Open Cluster M039 Cygnus Open Cluster M040 Ursa Major Double Star Winecke 4 T M041 Canis Major Open Cluster M042 Orion Diffuse Nebula Great Orion Nebula M043 Orion Diffuse Nebula de Mairan s Nebula? M044 Cancer Open Cluster Beehive Cluster M045 Taurus Open Cluster Pleiades, Subaru, M046 Puppis Open Cluster M047 Puppis Open Cluster M048 Hydra Open Cluster M049 Virgo lliptical Galaxy T M050 Monocerus Open Cluster M051 Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy Whirlpool Galaxy C M052 Cassiopea Open Cluster M053 Coma Berenices Globular Cluster T M054 Sagittarius Globular Cluster C M055 Sagittarius Globular Cluster M056 Lyra Globular Cluster C M057 Lyra Planetary Nebula Ring Nebula? M058 Virgo Spiral Galaxy T2 M059 Virgo lliptical Galaxy T2 M060 Virgo lliptical Galaxy 2 M061 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 2 M062 Ophiucus Globular Cluster T Bino difficulty - 2

80 - Bino # Name, if any Diff. Chart pg. # Time Comments Date M063 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy Sunflower Galaxy T M064 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy Blackeye Galaxy T M065 Leo Spiral Galaxy C M066 Leo Spiral Galaxy C M067 Cancer Open Cluster M068 Hydra Globular Cluster C M069 Sagittarius Globular Cluster T2 M070 Sagittarius Globular Cluster T2 M071 Sagitta Globular Cluster C M072 Aquarius Globular Cluster T2 M073 Aquarius Group/Asterism C2 M074 Pisces Spiral Galaxy C2 M075 Sagittarius Globular Cluster C M076 Perseus Planetary Nebula Little Dumbell, Cork, C2 M077 Cetus Spiral Galaxy C2 M078 Orion Diffuse Nebula T M079 Lepus Globular Cluster T2 M080 Scorpius Globular Cluster T M081 Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy Bode s Galaxy - 1/2 T M082 Ursa Major Irregular Galaxy Cigar Galaxy - 1/2 T M083 Hydra Spiral Galaxy Small Pinwheel T M084 Virgo Lenticular (S0) Galaxy T2 M085 Coma Berenices Lenticular (S0) Galaxy T2 M086 Virgo Lenticular (S0) Galaxy T2 M087 Virgo lliptical Galaxy Virgo A C2 M088 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy T2 M089 Virgo lliptical Galaxy T2 M090 Virgo Spiral Galaxy T2 M091 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy C2 M092 Hercules Globular Cluster M093 Puppis Open Cluster Bino difficulty - 3

81 - Bino # Name, if any Diff. Chart pg. # Time Comments Date M094 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy T M095 Leo Spiral Galaxy T2 M096 Leo Spiral Galaxy T2 M097 Ursa Major Planetary Nebula Owl Nebula C M098 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy C2 M099 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy T2 M100 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy C M101 Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy Pinwheel Galaxy C M102 Draco Lenticular (S0) Galaxy Spindle Galaxy C2 M103 Cassiopeia Open Cluster M104 Virgo Spiral Galaxy Sombrero Galaxy C M105 Leo lliptical Galaxy T2 M106 Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy C M107 Ophiucus Globular Cluster T2 M108 Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy T2 M109 Ursa Major Spiral Galaxy T2 M110 Andromeda lliptical Galaxy Satellite of M31 C2 Bino difficulty - 4

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