Messier catalogue

an early listing of nebulae, star clusters, and deep sky objects that might have been confused with comets by users of small telescopes

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  • Messier catalogue — /meˈsyā katˈə log/ (astronomy) noun A listing of 108 galaxies, star clusters and nebulae compiled in 1770 and still widely used, designating objects M1, M2, etc ORIGIN: Charles Messier, French astronomer, compiler of the list …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catalogue de Messier — Catalogue Messier Les 110 objets du catalogue En astronomie, le catalogue Messier est un catalogue astronomique d objets d aspect diffus créé en 1774 par Charles Messier afin d aider les chercheurs de comètes à ne pas confondre celles ci avec… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Messier 102 — (also known as M102) is a galaxy listed in the Messier Catalogue that has not been identified unambiguously. Its original discoverer Pierre Méchain later said that it was a duplicate observation of Messier 101,[1] but there are historical and… …   Wikipedia

  • Messier 60 — M60 by 2MASS Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation Virgo[ …   Wikipedia

  • Messier 99 — A near infrared image of M99. Credit: 2MASS/NASA. Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation …   Wikipedia

  • Messier 83 — An ESO image of Messier 83. Credit: ESO. Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation Hydra …   Wikipedia

  • Messier 73 — Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation Aquarius …   Wikipedia

  • Messier 105 — M105, as viewed by the HST; Credit: NASA/ESA Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation Leo …   Wikipedia

  • Messier 59 — M59 2MASS (near infrared) Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation Virgo …   Wikipedia

  • Catalogue Messier — En astronomie, le catalogue Messier est un catalogue astronomique d objets d aspect diffus créé en 1774 par Charles Messier afin d aider les chercheurs de comètes à ne pas confondre celles ci avec divers objets diffus dont la nature était alors… …   Wikipédia en Français

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