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Name Type Mag Dist. / kpc Constellation R.A. Decl. Other names
Name Type Mag Dist. / kpc Constellation R.A. Decl. Other names
M1Emission8.41.9Taurus05h34m+22°00'
Crab Nebula, Taurus A, NGC 1952
M2Globular6.611.5Aquarius21h33m-00°49'
NGC 7089, Mel 235
M3Globular6.310.4Canes Venatici13h42m+28°22'
NGC 5272, Mel 119
M4Globular5.42.2Scorpius16h23m-26°31'
NGC 6121, Mel 144
M5Globular5.77.5Serpens Caput15h18m+02°04'
NGC 5904, Mel 133
M6Open Cluster4.20.5Scorpius17h40m-32°15'
Butterfly Cluster, NGC 6405, Cr 341, Mel 178
M7Open Cluster3.30.3Scorpius17h53m-34°47'
Ptolemy's Cluster, NGC 6475, Cr 354, Mel 183
M8Emission5.81.6Sagittarius18h03m-24°22'
Lagoon Nebula, Dragon Nebula, Hourglass Nebula, NGC 6523
M9Globular7.87.9Ophiuchus17h19m-18°30'
NGC 6333, Mel 167
M10Globular6.64.4Ophiuchus16h57m-04°05'
NGC 6254, Mel 157
M11Open Cluster5.81.9Scutum18h51m-06°16'
Wild Duck Cluster, Scutum Salt-and-Pepper, NGC 6705, Cr 391, Mel 213
M12Globular6.14.9Ophiuchus16h47m-01°56'
NGC 6218, Mel 151
M13Globular5.87.7Hercules16h41m+36°27'
Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, NGC 6205, Mel 150
M14Globular7.69.3Ophiuchus17h37m-03°14'
NGC 6402, Mel 175
M15Globular6.310.3Pegasus21h29m+12°10'
NGC 7078, Mel 234
M16Open Cluster6.01.8Serpens Cauda18h18m-13°48'
Eagle Nebula, Star Queen Nebula, NGC 6611, Cr 375, Mel 198
M17Open Cluster6.01.3Sagittarius18h20m-16°10'
Omega Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Lobster Nebula, Swan Nebula, NGC 6618, Cr 377
M18Open Cluster6.91.3Sagittarius18h19m-17°06'
NGC 6613, Cr 376
M19Globular6.88.6Ophiuchus17h02m-26°16'
NGC 6273, Mel 160
M20Open Cluster6.30.8Sagittarius18h02m-22°58'
Trifid Nebula, NGC 6514, Cr 360
M21Open Cluster5.91.2Sagittarius18h04m-22°29'
NGC 6531, Cr 363, Mel 188
M22Globular5.23.2Sagittarius18h36m-23°54'
Sagittarius Cluster, NGC 6656, Mel 208
M23Open Cluster5.50.6Sagittarius17h57m-18°59'
NGC 6494, Cr 356, Mel 184
M25Open Cluster4.60.6Sagittarius18h31m-19°06'
IC 4725, Cr 382, Mel 204
M26Open Cluster8.01.6Scutum18h45m-09°23'
NGC 6694, Cr 389, Mel 212
M27Planetary8.10.4Vulpecula19h59m+22°43'
Dumbbell Nebula, Apple Core Nebula, Diablo Nebula, Double-Headed Shot, NGC 6853
M28Globular6.95.6Sagittarius18h24m-24°52'
NGC 6626, Mel 200
M29Open Cluster6.61.1Cygnus20h23m+38°30'
Cooling Tower, NGC 6913, Cr 422
M30Globular6.98.0Capricornus21h40m-23°10'
NGC 7099, Mel 237
M31Galaxy3.4674.5Andromeda00h42m+41°16'
Andromeda Galaxy, Andromeda A, NGC 224
M32Galaxy8.1674.5Andromeda00h42m+40°51'
NGC 221
M33Galaxy5.7705.2Triangulum01h33m+30°39'
Triangulum Galaxy, Pinwheel Galaxy, Triangulum Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 598
M34Open Cluster5.20.5Perseus02h42m+42°44'
Spiral Cluster, NGC 1039, Cr 31, Mel 17
M35Open Cluster5.10.9Gemini06h09m+24°20'
NGC 2168, Cr 82, Mel 41
M36Open Cluster6.01.3Auriga05h36m+34°08'
Pinwheel Cluster, NGC 1960, Cr 71, Mel 37
M37Open Cluster5.61.4Auriga05h52m+32°33'
Auriga Salt-and-Pepper, NGC 2099, Cr 75, Mel 38
M38Open Cluster6.41.4Auriga05h28m+35°51'
Starfish Cluster, NGC 1912, Cr 67, Mel 36
M39Open Cluster4.60.3Cygnus21h31m+48°26'
NGC 7092, Cr 438, Mel 236
M41Open Cluster4.50.7Canis Major06h45m-20°45'
NGC 2287, Cr 118, Mel 52
M42Open Cluster4.00.4Orion05h35m-05°23'
Orion Nebula, Trapezium Cluster, Orion A, NGC 1976
M43Emission9.00.5Orion05h35m-05°16'
De Mairan's Nebula, NGC 1982
M44Open Cluster3.10.2Cancer08h40m+19°40'
Beehive Cluster, Manger, Praesepe, NGC 2632, Cr 189, Mel 88
M45Open Cluster1.30.1Taurus03h47m+24°06'
Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Subaru, Cr 42, Mel 22
M46Open Cluster6.11.5Puppis07h41m-14°48'
NGC 2437, Cr 159, Mel 75
M47Open Cluster4.40.5Puppis07h36m-14°28'
NGC 2422, Cr 152, Mel 68
M48Open Cluster5.80.8Hydra08h13m-05°45'
NGC 2548, Cr 179, Mel 85
M49Galaxy12.218395.7Virgo12h29m+08°00'
NGC 4472
M50Open Cluster5.90.9Monoceros07h02m-08°21'
Heart-Shaped Cluster, NGC 2323, Cr 124, Mel 58
M51Galaxy8.411344.0Canes Venatici13h29m+47°11'
Whirlpool Galaxy, Lord Rosse's Nebula, Question Mark, Rosse's Galaxy, NGC 5194
M52Open Cluster6.91.4Cassiopeia23h24m+61°35'
Cassiopeia Salt-and-Pepper, NGC 7654, Cr 455, Mel 243
M53Globular7.717.8Coma Berenices13h12m+18°10'
NGC 5024, Mel 117
M54Globular7.726.8Sagittarius18h55m-30°28'
NGC 6715, Mel 216
M55Globular6.35.3Sagittarius19h39m-30°57'
NGC 6809, Mel 221
M56Globular8.410.1Lyra19h16m+30°11'
NGC 6779, Mel 220
M57Planetary9.01.3Lyra18h53m+33°01'
Ring Nebula, NGC 6720
M58Galaxy9.718395.7Virgo12h37m+11°49'
NGC 4579
M59Galaxy9.818395.7Virgo12h42m+11°38'
NGC 4621
M60Galaxy8.818395.7Virgo12h43m+11°33'
NGC 4649
M61Galaxy13.018395.7Virgo12h22m+04°33'
NGC 4303
M62Globular6.46.9Ophiuchus17h01m-30°06'
NGC 6266, Mel 159
M63Galaxy8.611344.0Canes Venatici13h15m+42°01'
Sunflower Galaxy, NGC 5055
M64Galaxy8.53679.1Coma Berenices12h56m+21°40'
Black Eye Galaxy, Evil Eye Galaxy, NGC 4826
M65Galaxy9.310730.8Leo11h18m+13°05'
Leo Triplet, NGC 3623
M66Galaxy8.910730.8Leo11h20m+12°59'
Leo Triplet, NGC 3627
M67Open Cluster6.90.9Cancer08h51m+11°48'
NGC 2682, Cr 204, Mel 94
M68Globular7.310.2Hydra12h39m-26°44'
NGC 4590, Mel 113
M69Globular8.39.1Sagittarius18h31m-32°20'
NGC 6637, Mel 202
M70Globular7.89.0Sagittarius18h43m-32°17'
NGC 6681, Mel 211
M71Globular8.44.0Sagitta19h53m+18°46'
NGC 6838, Cr 409, Mel 226
M72Globular9.217.0Aquarius20h53m-12°32'
NGC 6981, Mel 233
M73Open Cluster8.9Aquarius20h58m-12°38'
NGC 6994, Cr 426
M74Galaxy9.510.7Pisces01h36m+15°47'
NGC 628
M75Globular8.620.7Sagittarius20h06m-21°55'
NGC 6864, Mel 228
M76Planetary10.11.0Perseus01h42m+51°34'
Little Dumbbell Nebula, Apple Core Nebula, Barbell Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, Cork Nebula, NGC 650
M77Galaxy8.918395.7Cetus02h42m-00°00'
Cetus A, NGC 1068
M78Emission8.00.5Orion05h46m+00°04'
NGC 2068
M79Globular7.712.9Lepus05h24m-24°31'
NGC 1904, Mel 34
M80Globular7.310.0Scorpius16h17m-22°58'
NGC 6093, Mel 142
M81Galaxy6.94175.0Ursa Major09h55m+69°03'
Bode's Nebula, Bode's Galaxy, NGC 3031
M82Galaxy8.43372.5Ursa Major09h55m+69°40'
Cigar Galaxy, Ursa Major A, NGC 3034
M83Galaxy7.54598.9Hydra13h37m-29°51'
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 5236
M84Galaxy10.518395.7Virgo12h25m+12°53'
Markarian's Chain, NGC 4374
M85Galaxy9.218395.7Coma Berenices12h25m+18°11'
NGC 4382
M86Galaxy8.918395.7Virgo12h26m+12°56'
Markarian's Chain, NGC 4406
M87Galaxy8.618395.7Virgo12h30m+12°29'
Virgo A, NGC 4486
M88Galaxy13.218395.7Coma Berenices12h31m+14°25'
Markarian's Chain, NGC 4501
M89Galaxy9.818395.7Virgo12h35m+12°33'
NGC 4552
M90Galaxy9.518395.7Virgo12h36m+13°09'
NGC 4569
M91Galaxy13.618395.7Coma Berenices12h35m+14°29'
NGC 4548
M92Globular6.58.2Hercules17h17m+43°08'
NGC 6341, Mel 168
M93Open Cluster6.21.0Puppis07h44m-23°51'
Butterfly Cluster, NGC 2447, Cr 160, Mel 76
M94Galaxy8.24445.6Canes Venatici12h50m+41°07'
NGC 4736
M95Galaxy9.711650.6Leo10h43m+11°42'
NGC 3351
M96Galaxy9.211650.6Leo10h46m+11°49'
NGC 3368
M97Planetary11.20.8Ursa Major11h14m+55°01'
Owl Nebula, NGC 3587
M98Galaxy10.118395.7Coma Berenices12h13m+14°54'
NGC 4192
M99Galaxy9.918395.7Coma Berenices12h18m+14°24'
Coma Pinwheel Galaxy, Pinwheel Galaxy, St. Katherine's Wheel, Virgo Cluster Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 4254
M100Galaxy9.318395.7Coma Berenices12h22m+15°49'
NGC 4321
M101Galaxy7.97358.3Ursa Major14h03m+54°20'
Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 5457
M102Galaxy10.012263.8Draco15h06m+55°45'
Spindle Galaxy
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