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Messier Marathon
Sorted by RA


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OPEN=Open Cluster GLOB=Globular Cluster PNEB=Planetary Nebula DNEB=Dark Nebula GAL=Galaxy OPEN=Open Cluster
M # NGC # Const Type Name RA Dec Major Size Minor Size Mag
110 205 And GAL Satellite of Andromeda Galaxy 0:40.4 +41:41 19.5 11.5 8.9
32 221 And GAL Satellite of Andromeda Galaxy 0:42.7 +40:52 8.5 6.5 9.1
31 224 And GAL Andromeda Galaxy 0:42.7 +41:16 189.1 61.7 4.3
103 581 Cas OPEN   1:33.3 +60:43 6   7
33 598 Tri GAL Triangulum/Pinwheel Galaxy 1:33.8 +30:40 68.7 41.6 6.2
74 628 Psc GAL   1:36.7 +15:47 10 9.4 9.8
76 650 Per PNEB Little Dumbbell/Barbell/Butterfly/Apple Core/Cork Nebula 1:42.0 +51:35 4.8   12
34 1039 Per OPEN Spiral Cluster 2:42.0 +42:46 35   6
77 1068 Cet GAL Cetus A 2:42.7 -0:01 7.3 6.3 9.7
45 1457 Tau OPEN Pleiades/Seven Sisters/Subaru 3:44.5 -44:38 120   1.6
79 1904 Lep GLOB   5:24.5 -24:33 8.7   8.5
38 1912 Aur OPEN Starfish Cluster 5:28.7 +35:50 21   7
1 1952 Tau PNEB Crab Nebula/Taurus A 5:34.5 +22:01 6   8.4
42 1976 Ori OPEN+
DNEB
Orion Nebula/Orion A 5:35.3 -5:23 66   4
43 1982 Ori DNEB De Mairan's Nebula (Orion Nebula Extension) 5:35.5 -5:16 20   9
36 1960 Aur OPEN Pinwheel Cluster 5:36.2 +34:08 12   6.5
78 2068 Ori DNEB   5:46.8 +0:04 8   8
37 2099 Aur OPEN Auriga Salt-And-Pepper/January Salt-And-Pepper Cluster 5:52.3 +32:32 24   6
35 2168 Gem OPEN   6:08.8 +24:21 28   5.5
41 2287 CMa OPEN   6:47.0 -20:44 38   5
50 2323 Mon OPEN Heart-Shaped Cluster 7:02.9 -8:20 16   7
47 2422 Pup OPEN   7:36.5 -14:28 30   4.5
46 2437 Pup OPEN   7:41.8 -14:50 27   6.5
93 2447 Pup OPEN   7:44.6 -23:52 22   6.5
48 2548 Hya OPEN   8:13.6 -5:48 54   5.5
44 2632 Cnc OPEN Praesepe/Beehive Cluster 8:40.0 +19:60 95   4
67 2682 Cnc OPEN   8:51.1 +11:48 30   7.5
81 3031 UMa GAL Bode's Galaxy 9:55.6 +69:04 24.9 11.5 7.8
82 3034 UMa GAL Cigar Galaxy/Ursa Major A 9:55.9 +69:41 10.5 5.1 9.2
95 3351 Leo GAL   10:44.0 +11:42 7.3 4.4 10.6
96 3368 Leo GAL   10:46.8 +11:49 7.8 5.2 10.1
105 3379 Leo GAL   10:47.8 +12:35 5.3 4.8 10.5
108 3556 UMa GAL   11:11.5 +55:40 8.6 2.4 10.6
97 3587 UMa PNEB Owl Nebula 11:14.7 +55:02 3.2   12
65 3623 Leo GAL Leo Triplet 11:18.9 +13:06 9 2.3 10.1
66 3627 Leo GAL Leo Triplet 11:20.2 +12:60 9.1 4.1 9.7
109 3992 UMa GAL   11:57.6 +53:23 7.5 4.4 10.6
98 4192 Com GAL   12:13.8 +14:54 9.4 2.3 10.9
99 4254 Com GAL Virgo Cluster Pinwheel/Coma Pinwheel Galaxy 12:18.8 +14:25 5.3 4.6 10.4
106 4258 CVn GAL   12:19.0 +47:18 17.4 6.6 9.1
61 4303 Vir GAL   12:21.9 +4:28 6.5 5.9 10.1
100 4321 Com GAL   12:22.9 +15:49 7.5 6.1 10.1
84 4374 Vir GAL   12:25.1 +12:53 6.7 6 10.2
85 4382 Com GAL   12:25.4 +18:11 7.4 5.9 10
86 4406 Vir GAL   12:26.2 +12:57 9.8 6.3 9.9
49 4472 Vir GAL   12:29.8 +7:60 9.8 8.2 9.3
87 4486 Vir GAL Smoking Gun/Virgo A 12:30.8 +12:23 8.7 6.6 9.6
88 4501 Com GAL   12:32.0 +14:25 6.8 3.7 10.2
91 4548 Com GAL   12:35.4 +14:30 5.2 4.2 10.9
89 4552 Vir GAL   12:35.7 +12:33 5.3 4.8 10.9
40 4565 UMa GAL Winnecke 4 12:36.3 +25:59 14.9 2 10.3
90 4569 Vir GAL   12:36.8 +13:10 9.9 4.4 10.2
58 4579 Vir GAL   12:37.7 +11:49 6 4.8 10.4
68 4590 Hya GLOB   12:39.5 -26:45 12   9
104 4594 Vir GAL Sombrero Galaxy 12:40.0 -11:37 8.6 4.2 9.2
59 4621 Vir GAL   12:42.0 +11:39 5.3 4 10.7
60 4649 Vir GAL   12:43.7 +11:33 7.6 6.2 9.8
94 4736 CVn GAL   12:50.9 +41:07 12.3 10.8 8.9
64 4826 Com GAL Blackeye/Sleeping Beauty Galaxy 12:56.7 +21:41 10.3 5 9.3
53 5024 Com GLOB   13:12.9 +18:10 12.6   8.5
63 5055 CVn GAL Sunflower Galaxy 13:15.8 +42:02 12.6 7.5 9.3
51 5194 CVn GAL Whirlpool/Question Mark Galaxy 13:29.9 +47:12 10.8 6.6 8.9
83 5236 Hya GAL Southern Pinwheel Galaxy 13:37.0 -29:52 13.1 12.2 8
3 5272 CVn GLOB   13:42.3 +28:22 16.2   7
101 5457 UMa GAL Pinwheel Galaxy 14:03.2 +54:21 28.5 28.3 8.2
102 5866 Dra GAL Spindle Galaxy 15:06.5 +55:46 6.5 3.1 10.8
5 5904 Ser GLOB   15:18.6 +2:06 17.4   7
80 6093 Sco GLOB   16:17.0 -22:59 8.9   8.5
4 6121 Sco GLOB   16:23.6 -26:32 26.3   7.5
107 6171 Oph GLOB   16:32.5 -13:02 10   10
13 6205 Her GLOB Hercules Globular Cluster 16:41.7 +36:27 16.6   7
12 6218 Oph GLOB   16:47.2 -1:58 14.5   8
10 6254 Oph GLOB   16:57.1 -4:06 15.1   7.5
62 6266 Oph GLOB   17:01.2 -30:07 14.1   8
19 6273 Oph GLOB   17:02.6 -26:16 13.5   8.5
92 6341 Her GLOB   17:17.2 +43:08 11.2   7.5
9 6333 Oph GLOB   17:19.2 -18:31 9.3   9
14 6402 Oph GLOB   17:37.6 -3:17 11.7   9.5
6 6405 Sco OPEN Butterfly Cluster 17:40.1 -32:13 15   4.5
7 6475 Sco OPEN Scorpion's Tail/Ptolemy's Cluster 17:53.9 -34:49 80   3.5
23 6494 Sgr OPEN   17:56.8 -19:01 27   6
20 6514 Sgr OPEN+
DNEB
Trifid Nebula 18:02.3 -23:02 29   5
8 6523 Sgr OPEN+
DNEB
Lagoon/Dragon Nebula 18:03.8 -24:23 90   5
21 6531 Sgr OPEN   18:04.6 -22:30 13   7
16 6611 Ser OPEN+
DNEB
Eagle/Star Queen Nebula 18:18.8 -13:46 35   6.5
18 6613 Sgr OPEN   18:20.0 -17:07 9   8
17 6618 Sgr OPEN+
DNEB
Omega/Swan/Horseshoe/Lobster/Checkmark Nebula 18:20.7 -16:10 46   7
28 6626 Sgr GLOB   18:24.5 -24:52 11.2   8.5
25 6634 Sgr OPEN   18:29.9 -33:25 40   6.5
69 6637 Sgr GLOB   18:31.4 -32:21 7.1   9
24 6630 Sgr OPEN Sagittarius Star Cloud 18:32.6 -63:18 0.8 0.7 14.6
22 6656 Sgr GLOB   18:36.4 -23:54 24   6.5
70 6681 Sgr GLOB   18:43.2 -32:18 7.8   9
26 6694 Sct OPEN   18:45.4 -9:23 15   9.5
11 6705 Sct OPEN Wild Duck/Scutum Salt-And-Pepper/July Salt-And-Pepper Cluster 18:51.0 -6:16 14   7
57 6720 Lyr PNEB Ring Nebula 18:53.5 +33:02 2.5   9.5
54 6715 Sgr GLOB   18:55.1 -30:29 9.1   8.5
56 6779 Lyr GLOB   19:16.6 +30:11 7.1   9.5
55 6809 Sgr GLOB   19:40.0 -30:58 19   7
71 6838 Sge GLOB   19:53.7 +18:47 7.2   8.5
27 6853 Vul PNEB Dumbbell/Apple Core/Diablo/Double-Headed Shot Nebula 19:59.6 +22:43 15.2   7.5
75 6864 Sgr GLOB   20:06.1 -21:55 6   9.5
29 6913 Cyg OPEN Cooling Tower 20:23.9 +38:32 7   9
72 6981 Aqr GLOB   20:53.5 -12:32 5.9   10
73 6994 Aqr OPEN   20:59.0 -12:37 3   9
15 7078 Peg GLOB   21:30.0 +12:11 12.3   7.5
39 7092 Cyg OPEN   21:32.2 +48:27 32   5.5
2 7089 Aqr GLOB   21:33.5 -0:49 12.9   7.5
30 7099 Cap GLOB   21:40.4 -23:11 11   8.5
52 7654 Cas OPEN Cassiopeia Salt-And-Pepper/October Salt-And-Pepper Cluster 23:24.2 +61:35 13   8


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