Messier Object List

This is the list of all the 110 objects listed in the Messier catalogue with their designations in the New General Catalogue (NGC), traditional names, type and constellation.

Messier 1
(NGC 1952)
Crab Nebula Supernova remnant Taurus
Messier 2
(NGC 7089)
Globular cluster Aquarius
Messier 3
(NGC 5272)
Globular cluster Canes Venatici
Messier 4
(NGC 6121)
Globular cluster Scorpius
Messier 5
(NGC 5904)
Globular cluster Serpens
Messier 6
(NGC 6405)
Butterfly Cluster Open cluster Scorpius
Messier 7
(NGC 6475)
Ptolemy Cluster Open cluster Scorpius
Messier 8
(NGC 6523)
Lagoon Nebula Emission nebula with cluster Sagittarius
Messier 9
(NGC 6333)
Globular cluster Ophiuchus
Messier 10
(NGC 6254)
Globular cluster Ophiuchus
Messier 11
(NGC 6705)
Wild Duck Cluster Open cluster Scutum
Messier 12
(NGC 6218)
Gumball Globular Globular cluster Ophiuchus
Messier 13
(NGC 6205)
Hercules Globular Cluster Globular cluster Hercules
Messier 14
(NGC 6402)
Globular cluster Ophiuchus
Messier 15
(NGC 7078)
Great Pegasus Cluster Globular cluster Pegasus
Messier 16
(NGC 6611)
Eagle Nebula Emission nebula with cluster Serpens
Messier 17
(NGC 6618)
Omega Nebula Emission nebula with cluster Sagittarius
Messier 18
(NGC 6613)
Open Cluster Sagittarius
Messier 19
(NGC 6273)
Globular cluster Ophiuchus
Messier 20
(NGC 6514)
Trifid Nebula Emission, reflection and dark nebula with cluster Sagittarius
Messier 21
(NGC 6531)
Open cluster Sagittarius
Messier 22
(NGC 6656)
Sagittarius Cluster Globular cluster Sagittarius
Messier 23
(NGC 6494)
Open cluster Sagittarius
Messier 24
(IC 4715)
Sagittarius Star Cloud Milky Way star cloud Sagittarius
Messier 25
(IC 4725)
Open cluster Sagittarius
Messier 26
(NGC 6694)
Open cluster Scutum
Messier 27
(NGC 6853)
Dumbbell Nebula Planetary nebula Vulpecula
Messier 28
(NGC 6626)
Globular cluster Sagittarius
Messier 29
(NGC 6913)
Open cluster Cygnus
Messier 30
(NGC 7099)
Globular cluster Capricornus
Messier 31
(NGC 224)
Andromeda Galaxy Spiral galaxy Andromeda
Messier 32
(NGC 221)
Le Gentil Dwarf elliptical galaxy Andromeda
Messier 33
(NGC 598)
Triangulum Galaxy Spiral galaxy Triangulum
Messier 34
(NGC 1039)
Open cluster Perseus
Messier 35
(NGC 2168)
Open cluster Gemini
Messier 36
(NGC 1960)
Pinwheel Cluster Open cluster Auriga
Messier 37
(NGC 2099)
Open cluster Auriga
Messier 38
(NGC 1912)
Starfish Cluster Open cluster Auriga
Messier 39
(NGC 7092)
Open cluster Cygnus
Messier 40 Winnecke 4 Double star Ursa Major
Messier 41
(NGC 2287)
Open cluster Canis Major
Messier 42
(NGC 1976)
Orion Nebula Emission-reflection nebula Orion
Messier 43
(NGC 1982)
De Mairan’s Nebula Emission-reflection nebula Orion
Messier 44
(NGC 2632)
Beehive Cluster Open cluster Cancer
Messier 45 Pleiades Open cluster Taurus
Messier 46
(NGC 2437)
Open cluster Puppis
Messier 47
(NGC 2422)
Open cluster Puppis
Messier 48
(NGC 2548)
Open cluster Hydra
Messier 49
(NGC 4472)
Elliptical galaxy Virgo
Messier 50
(NGC 2323)
Heart-Shaped Cluster Open cluster Monoceros
Messier 51
(NGC 5194,
NGC 5195)
Whirlpool Galaxy Spiral galaxy Canes Venatici
Messier 52
(NGC 7654)
Open cluster Cassiopeia
Messier 53
(NGC 5024)
Globular cluster Coma Berenices
Messier 54
(NGC 6715)
Globular cluster Sagittarius
Messier 55
(NGC 6809)
Summer Rose Star Globular cluster Sagittarius
Messier 56
(NGC 6779)
Globular cluster Lyra
Messier 57
(NGC 6720)
Ring Nebula Planetary nebula Lyra
Messier 58
(NGC 4579)
Barred spiral galaxy Virgo
Messier 59
(NGC 4621)
Elliptical galaxy Virgo
Messier 60
(NGC 4649)
Elliptical galaxy Virgo
Messier 61
(NGC 4303)
Spiral galaxy Virgo
Messier 62
(NGC 6266)
Globular cluster Ophiuchus
Messier 63
(NGC 5055)
Sunflower Galaxy Spiral galaxy Canes Venatici
Messier 64
(NGC 4826)
Black Eye Galaxy Spiral galaxy Coma Berenices
Messier 65
(NGC 3623)
Barred spiral galaxy Leo
Messier 66
(NGC 3627)
Barred spiral galaxy Leo
Messier 67
(NGC 2682)
King Cobra Cluster Open cluster Cancer
Messier 68
(NGC 4590)
Globular cluster Hydra
Messier 69
(NGC 6637)
Globular cluster Sagittarius
Messier 70
(NGC 6681)
Globular cluster Sagittarius
Messier 71
(NGC 6838)
Globular cluster Sagitta
Messier 72
(NGC 6981)
Globular cluster Aquarius
Messier 73
(NGC 6994)
Asterism Aquarius
Messier 74
(NGC 628)
Phantom Galaxy Spiral galaxy Pisces
Messier 75
(NGC 6864)
Globular cluster Sagittarius
Messier 76
(NGC 650, NGC 651)
Little Dumbbell Nebula Planetary nebula Perseus
Messier 77
(NGC 1068)
Cetus A Spiral galaxy Cetus
Messier 78
(NGC 2068)
Reflection nebula Orion
Messier 79
(NGC 1904)
Globular cluster Lepus
Messier 80
(NGC 6093)
Globular cluster Scorpius
Messier 81
(NGC 3031)
Bode’s Galaxy Spiral galaxy Ursa Major
Messier 82
(NGC 3034)
Cigar Galaxy Starburst irregular galaxy Ursa Major
Messier 83
(NGC 5236)
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy Barred spiral galaxy Hydra
Messier 84
(NGC 4374)
Lenticular or elliptical galaxy Virgo
Messier 85
(NGC 4382)
Lenticular or elliptical galaxy Coma Berenices
Messier 86
(NGC 4406)
Lenticular or elliptical galaxy Virgo
Messier 87
(NGC 4486)
Virgo A Elliptical galaxy Virgo
Messier 88
(NGC 4501)
Spiral galaxy Coma Berenices
Messier 89
(NGC 4552)
Elliptical galaxy Virgo
Messier 90
(NGC 4569)
Spiral galaxy Virgo
Messier 91
(NGC 4548)
Barred spiral galaxy Coma Berenices
Messier 92
(NGC 6341)
Globular cluster Hercules
Messier 93
(NGC 2447)
Open cluster Puppis
Messier 94
(NGC 4736)
Cat’s Eye Galaxy Spiral galaxy Canes Venatici
Messier 95
(NGC 3351)
Barred spiral galaxy Leo
Messier 96
(NGC 3368)
Spiral galaxy Leo
Messier 97
(NGC 3587)
Owl Nebula Planetary nebula Ursa Major
Messier 98
(NGC 4192)
Spiral galaxy Coma Berenices
Messier 99
(NGC 4254)
Coma Pinwheel Spiral galaxy Coma Berenices
Messier 100
(NGC 4321)
Spiral galaxy Coma Berenices
Messier 101
(NGC 5457)
Pinwheel Galaxy Spiral galaxy Ursa Major
Messier 102
(NGC 5866)
Spindle Galaxy Lenticular galaxy Draco
Messier 103
(NGC 581)
Open cluster Cassiopeia
Messier 104
(NGC 4594)
Sombrero Galaxy Spiral galaxy Virgo
Messier 105
(NGC 3379)
Elliptical galaxy
Messier 106
(NGC 4258)
Spiral galaxy Canes Venatici
Messier 107
(NGC 6171)
Globular cluster Ophiuchus
Messier 108
(NGC 3556)
Surfboard Galaxy Barred spiral galaxy Ursa Major
Messier 109
(NGC 3992)
Barred spiral galaxy Ursa Major
Messier 110
(NGC 205)
Edward Young Star Dwarf elliptical galaxy Andromeda