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Messier Marathon

Messier Marathon
Observing Sequence

M NGC CON TYPE RA DEC Mv SIZE REMARKS
42 1976 Ori E/RN 05h 35.4' -05° 27' ~ 65x60 Orion Nebula
43 1982 Ori E/RN 05h 35.6' -05° 16' ~ 20x15  
41 2287 Cma OC 06h 47.0' -20° 44' 4.5 38  
31 224 And G-SAb 00h 42.7' +41° 16' 3.4 185x75 Andromeda Galaxy
32 221 And G-E5 pec 00h 42.7' +40° 52' 8.1 11x7  
45 ~ Tau OC 03h 47.0' +24° 07' 1.2 110 Pleiades Cluster
110 205 And G-E3 pec 00h 40.4' +41° 41' 8.1 20x12  
74 628 Psc G-Sac 01h 36.7' +15° 47' 9.4 11x11  
77 1068 Cet G-SABab 02h 42.7' -00° 01' 8.9 8.2x7.3  
79 1904 Lep GC 05h 24.5' -24° 33' 7.8 8.7  
76 650/51 Per PN 01h 42.4' +51° 34' 10.1 >65" Little Dumbbell
34 1039 Per OC 02h 42.0' +42° 47' 5.2 35  
103 581 Cas OC 01h 33.2' +60° 42' 7.4 6  
33 598 Tri G-Sacd 01h 33.9' +30° 39' 5.7 67x42  
78 2068 Ori RN 05h 46.7' +00° 03' ~ 8x6  
1 1952 Tau SNR 05h 34.5' +22° 01' 8.4 6x4 Crab Nebula
35 2168 Gem OC 06h 08.9' +24° 20' 5.1 28  
37 2099 Aur OC 05h 52.4' +32° 33' 5.6 20  
36 1960 Aur OC 05h 36.1' +34° 08' 6 12  
38 1912 Aur OC 05h 28.7' +35° 50' 6.4 21  
44 2632 Cnc OC 08h 40.1' +19° 59' 3.1 95 Praesepe or Beehive
67 2682 Cnc OC 08h 50.4' +11° 49' 6.9 29  
93 2447 Pup OC 07h 44.6' -23° 52' 6.2 22  
47 2422 Pup OC 07h 36.6' -14° 30' 4.4 29  
46 2437 Pup OC 07h 41.8' -14° 49' 6.1 27  
50 2323 Mon OC 07h 03.2' -08° 20' 5.9 16  
48 2548 Hya OC 08h 13.8' -05° 48' 5.8 54  
95 3351 Leo G-SBb 10h 44.0' +11° 42' 9.7 7.8x4.6  
96 3368 Leo G-SABab 10h 46.8' +11° 49' 9.2 6.9x4.6  
105 3379 Leo G-E1 10h 47.9' +12° 35' 9.3 3.9x3.9  
65 3623 Leo G-SABa 11h 18.9' +13° 05' 9.3 8.7x2.2  
66 3627 Leo G-SABb 11h 20.2' +12° 59' 8.9 8.2x3.9  
81 3031 Uma G-Saab 09h 55.6' +69° 04' 6.9 24x13  
82 3034 Uma G-I0 09h 55.8' +69° 41' 8.4 12x6  
97 3587 Uma PN 11h 14.8' +55° 01' 9.9 194" Owl Nebula
108 3556 Uma G-SBcd 11h 11.5' +55° 40' 10 8.1x2.1  
109 3992 UMa G-SBbc 11h 57.6' +53° 23' 9.8 7.6x4.3  
40 ~ Uma 2 stars 12h 22.4' +58° 05' 8 ~ Winnecke 4
106 4258 CVn G-SABbc 12h 19.0' +47° 18' 8.4 20x8  
94 4736 CVn G-SAab 12h 50.9' +41° 07' 8.2 13x11  
63 5055 CVn G-Sabc 13h 15.8' +42° 02' 8.6 14x8 Sunflower Galaxy
51 5194/5 CVn G-Sabc 13h 29.9' +47° 12' 8.4 8x7 Whirlpool Galaxy
101 5457 Uma G-SABcd 14h 03.2' +54° 21' 7.9 26x26 Pinwheel Galaxy
102 5866? Dra? G-SABab 15h 06.5' +55° 46' 9.9 6.6x3.2  
3 5272 CVn GC 13h 42.2' +28° 23' 5.9 16.2  
60 4649 Vir G-E2 12h 43.7' +11° 33' 8.8 7.1x6.1  
59 4621 Vir G-E5 12h 42.0' +11° 39' 9.6 4.6x3.6  
58 4579 Vir G-SABb 12h 37.7' +11° 49' 9.7 5.5x4.6  
87 4486 Vir G-E0-1 12h 30.8' +12° 24' 8.6 7.1x7.1  
84 4374 Vir G-E1 12h 25.1' +12° 53' 9.1 5.1x4.1  
86 4406 Vir G-E3 12h 26.2' +12° 57' 8.9 12x9  
99 4254 Com G-Sac 12h 18.8' +14° 25' 9.9 4.6x4.3  
98 4192 Com G-SABab 12h 13.8' +14° 54' 10.1 9.1x2.1  
100 4321 Com G-SA0 12h 22.9' +15° 49' 9.3 6.2x5.3  
89 4552 Vir G-E 12h 35.7' +12° 33' 9.8 3.4x3.4  
90 4569 Vir G-SABab 12h 36.8' +13° 10' 9.5 10x4  
91 4548 Com G-SBb 12h 35.4' +14° 30' 10.2 5.0x4.1  
88 4501 Com G-Sab 12h 32.0' +14° 25' 9.6 6.1x2.8  
85 4382 Com G-SA0+ 12h 25.4' +18° 11' 9.1 7.5x5.7  
64 4826 Com G-Saab 12h 56.7' +21° 41' 8.5 9.2x4.6 Black Eye Galaxy
53 5024 Com GC 13h 12.9' +18° 10' 7.5 12.6  
49 4472 Vir G-E2 12h 29.8' -08° 00' 8.4 8.1x7.1  
61 4303 Vir G-SABbc 12h 21.9' +04° 28' 9.7 6.0x5.9  
104 4594 Vir G-SA 12h 40.0' -11° 37' 8 7.1x4.4 Sombrero Galaxy
68 4590 Hya GC 12h 39.5' -26° 45' 7.7 12  
83 5236 Hya G-SABc 13h 37.0' -29° 52' 7.6 16x13  
5 5904 Ser GC 15h 18.6' +02° 05' 5.7 17.4  
92 6341 Her GC 17h 17.1' +43° 08' 6.4 11.2  
13 6205 Her GC 16h 41.7' +36° 28' 5.7 16.6 Hercules Cluster
57 6720 Lyr PN 18h 53.6' +33° 02' 8.8 >71" Ring Nebula
56 6779 Lyr GC 19h 16.6' +30° 11' 8.3 7.1  
12 6218 Oph GC 16h 47.2' -01° 57' 6.8 14.5  
10 6254 Oph GC 16h 57.1' -04° 06' 6.6 15.1  
14 6402 Oph GC 17h 37.6' -03° 15' 7.6 11.7  
107 6171 Oph GC 16h 32.5' -13° 03' 8.1 10  
9 6333 Oph GC 17h 19.2' -18° 31' 7.6 9.3  
80 6093 Sco GC 16h 17.0' -22° 59' 7.3 8.9  
4 6121 Sco GC 16h 23.6' -26° 32' 5.8 26.3  
39 7092 Cyg OC 21h 32.2' +48° 26' 4.6 31  
29 6913 Cyg OC 20h 23.9' +38° 32' 6.6 6  
27 6853 Vul PN 19h 59.6' +22° 43' 7.3 >348" Dumbbell Nebula
71 6838 Sge GC 19h 53.8' +18° 47' 8 7.2  
11 6705 Sct OC 18h 51.1' -06° 16' 5.8 13 Wild Duck Cluster
26 6694 Sct OC 18h 45.2' -09° 24' 8 14  
16 6611 Ser EN+OC 18h 18.6' -13° 58' ~ 35x28 Eagle Nebula
17 6618 Sgr EN 18h 20.8' -16° 11' ~ 20x15 Swan or Omega Nebula
18 6613 Sgr OC 18h 19.9' -17° 08' 6.9 10  
24 ~ Sgr Starcloud 18h 16.5' -18° 50' 4.6 95x35  
23 6494 Sgr OC 17h 56.8' -19° 01' 5.5 27  
25 IC4725 Sgr OC 18h 31.6' -19° 15' 4.6 32  
21 6531 Sgr OC 18h 04.6' -22° 30' 5.9 13  
20 6514 Sgr E/RN 18h 02.3' -23° 02' ~ 20x20 Trifid Nebula
8 6523 Sgr EN 18h 03.8' -24° 23' ~ 45x30 Lagoon Nebula
28 6626 Sgr GC 18h 24.5' -24° 52' 6.8 11.2  
22 6656 Sgr GC 18h 36.4' -23° 54' 5.1 24  
19 6273 Oph GC 17h 02.6' -26° 16' 6.7 13.5  
62 6266 Oph GC 17h 01.2' -30° 07' 6.7 14.1  
6 6405 Sco OC 17h 40.1' -32° 13' 4.2 33 Butterfly Cluster
7 6475 Sco OC 17h 53.9' -34° 49' 3.3 80  
69 6637 Sgr GC 18h 31.4' -32° 21' 7.6 7.1  
70 6681 Sgr GC 18h 43.2' -32° 18' 8 7.8  
54 6715 Sgr GC 18h 55.1' -30° 29' 7.6 9.1  
52 7654 Cas OC 23h 24.2' +61° 35' 6.9 12  
15 7078 Peg GC 21h 30.0' +12° 10' 6 12.3  
2 7089 Aqr GC 21h 33.5' -00° 49' 6.4 12.9  
75 6864 Sgr GC 20h 06.1' -21° 55' 8.5 6  
72 6981 Aqr GC 20h 53.5' -12° 32' 9.3 5.9  
73 6994 Aqr OC 20h 59.0' -12° 38' 8.9p 2.8  
55 6809 Sgr GC 19h 40.0' -30° 58' 6.4 19  
30 7099 Cap GC 21h 40.4' -23° 11' 7.3 11  

Last Updated on 2/27/01
By Hawkeye