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M1, Crab Nebula, Taurus, Winter[M38, Starfish Cluster (OC), Auriga, Winter][M75, Globular Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer]
M2, Globular Cluster, Aquarius, Fall[M39, Open Cluster, Cygnus, Fall]M76, Lt. Dumbbell Nebula, Perseus, Fall
M3, Jellyfish Cluster (GC), Canes Venatici, Spring[M40, Star System, Ursa Major, Spring]M77, Squid Galaxy, Cetus, Fall
M4, Spider Globular (GC), Scorpius, SummerM41, Lt. Beehive Cluster (OC), C. Maj., WinterM78, Diffuse Nebula, Orion, Winter
M5, Rose Cluster (GC), Serpens, SummerM42, Gt. Orion Nebula, Orion, Winter[M79, Globular Cluster, Lepus, Winter]
M6, Butterfly Cluster (OC), Scorpius, SummerM43, Gt. Orion Nebula (part), Orion, WinterM80, Globular Cluster, Scorpius, Summer
M7, Ptolemy’s Cluster (OC), Scorpius, Summer (SG)M44, Beehive Cluster (OC), Cancer, WinterM81, Bode’s Galaxy, Ursa Major, Spring (MG)
M8, Lagoon Nebula, Sagittarius, SummerM45, Pleiades (OC), Taurus, WinterM82, Cigar Galaxy, Ursa Major, Spring (MG)
M9, Globular Cluster, Ophiuchus, Summer (SG)M46, Open Cluster, Puppis, WinterM83, S. Pinwheel Galaxy, Hydra, Spring
M10, Globular Cluster, Ophiuchus, Summer (SG)[M47, Open Cluster, Puppis, Winter]M84, Lenticular Galaxy, Virgo, Spring
M11, Wild Duck Cluster (OC), Scutum, SummerM48, Open Cluster, Hydra, Winter[M85, Lenticular Galaxy, C. Berenices, Spring]
[M12, Globular Cluster, Ophiuchus, Summer]M49, Elliptical Galaxy, Virgo, SpringM86, Lenticular Galaxy, Virgo, Spring
M13, Gt Hercules Cluster (GC), Her., Summer[M50, Heart Cluster (OC), Monoceros, Winter][M87, Virgo A Galaxy, Virgo, Spring]
[M14, Globular Cluster, Ophiuchus, Summer]M51, Whirlpool Galaxy, Canes Venatici, Spring[M88, Spiral Galaxy, C. Berenices, Spring]
M15, Gt Pegasus Cluster, Pegasus, FallM52, Scorpion Cluster (OC), Cassiopeia, Fall[M89, Elliptical Galaxy, Virgo, Spring]
M16, Eagle Nebula, Serpens, Summer[M53, Globular Cluster, Coma Berenices, Spring][M90, Spiral Galaxy, Virgo, Spring]
M17, Omega Nebula, Sagittarius, Summer[M54, Globular Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer][M91, Barred Galaxy, C. Berenices, Spring]
[M18, Black Swan Cluster (OC), Sag., Summer][M55, Specter Cluster (GC), Sagittarius, Summer]M92, Globular Cluster, Hercules, Summer (MG)
M19, Globular Cluster, Ophiuchus, Summer (SG)[M56, Globular Cluster, Lyra, Summer][M93, Critter Cluster (OC), Puppis, Winter]
M20, Trifid Nebula, Sagittarius, SummerM57, Ring Nebula, Lyra, SummerM94, Cat’s Eye Galaxy, C. Venatici, Spring (MG)
[M21, Webb’s Cross Cluster (GC), Sag., Summer][M58, Barred Spiral Galaxy, Virgo, Spring]M95, Barred Galaxy, Leo, Spring
[M22, Gt. Sag. Cluster (GC), Sag., Summer]M59, Elliptical Galaxy, Virgo, SpringM96, Spiral Galaxy, Leo, Spring
[M23, Open Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer]M60, Elliptical Galaxy, Virgo, SpringM97, Owl Nebula, Ursa Major, Spring
[M24, Star Cloud, Sagittarius, Summer][M61, Swelling Spiral, Virgo, Spring][M98, Spiral Galaxy, C. Berenices, Spring]
[M25, Open Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer][M62, Globular Cluster, Ophiuchus, Spring][M99, St. Catherine’s Wheel, C.B., Spring]
[M26, Open Cluster, Scutum, Summer][M63, Sunflower Galaxy, Canes Venatici, Spring][M100, Mirror Galaxy, C. Berenices, Spring]
M27, Dumbbell Nebula, Vulpecula, Summer[M64, Black Eye Galaxy, C. Berenices, Spring]M101, Pinwheel Galaxy, Ursa Major, Spring
[M28, Globular Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer]M65, Leo Triplet Galaxy, Leo, Spring[M102, Spindle Galaxy, Draco, Summer]
M29, Cooling Tower (OC), Cygnus, SummerM66, Leo Triplet Galaxy, Leo, SpringM103, Open Cluster, Cassiopeia, Fall
[M30, Jellyfish Cluster (GC), Capricornus, Fall]M67, King Cobra Cluster (OC), Cancer, WinterM104, Spiral Galaxy, Virgo, Spring
M31, Andromeda Galaxy, And., FallM68, Globular Cluster, Hydra, SpringM105, Elliptical Galaxy, Leo, Spring
[M32, Andromeda Satellite (G), And., Fall][M69, Globular Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer][M106, Spiral Galaxy, C. Venatici, Spring]
[M33, Pinwheel Galaxy, Triangulum, Fall][M70, Globular Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer][M107, Crucifix Cluster (GC), Oph., Summer]
M34, Spiral Cluster (OC), Perseus, Fall[M71, Angelfish Cluster (GC), Sagitta, Summer][M108, Surfboard Galaxy, Ursa Major, Spring]
M35, Shoe-buckle Cluster (OC), Gemini, WinterM72, Globular Cluster, Aquarius, SummerM109, Barred Galaxy, Ursa Major, Spring
M36, Pinwheel Cluster (OC), Auriga, Winter[M73, Asterism, Aquarius, Summer][M110, Dwarf Galaxy, Andromeda, Fall]
M37, Salt Pepper Cluster (OC), Auriga, Winter[M74, Phantom Galaxy, Pisces, Fall]END

Notes

  • Bold Messier Objects are either from 12 Months of DSOs, or hosted on Love the Night Sky. These will open in a new tab.
  • Objects in [square brackets] are not yet covered in the VAC, but will be soon.
  • Any object with (MG) is available in the current monthly guides at the top of this page
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