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Mes′sier cat′alog

(ˈmɛs iˌeɪ, mɛsˈyeɪ)
n.
a catalog of nonstellar objects that lists nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.
[after Charles Messier (1730–1817), French astronomer, who compiled it in 1784]
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The bottom line of the bowl, indicated by Beta and Gamma Ursae Majoris, brings us to the next Messier object.
While observing this part of the sky, set yourself a challenge by seeing if you can spot deep sky Messier object M57, the famous Ring Nebula in the constellation of Lyra.
So it might just be the most difficult Messier object to spot in lit-up skies.
Charles Messier was essentially a comet-hunter and began his catalogue in order not to mistake an existing Messier object for a new and exciting comet appearing on the scene.
New Messier Object "Since [French astronomer Charles] Messier's time, his catalogue has been revised so thoroughly and frequently that one might think little new could be said about it.
1-magnitude Messier object is the great star cluster of early spring, M44, better known as the Beehive.
Each Messier object is accompanied by a spectacular amateur photograph in colour; some of the best of the objects have historical drawings too, and some have drawings by Stoyan himself.
I would rate Hydra's final, most easterly Messier object as the most difficult in the catalogue: it was the last I 'collected' (in 2005) in my 32-year campaign to observe them all.
The constellation has zero Messier objects and only one Caldwell, NGC 2419, one of our galaxy's most distant globular clusters.
The newly released images of the non-comet Messier objects were all captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Messier 18 was discovered and catalogued in 1764 by Charles Messier for whom the Messier Objects are named during his search for comet-like objects 1 .
Until now the Section archive did not have observations of all the Messier objects, but in June the final three were added.