Messier Images 73-110

  Last Updated:   09/27/2016

 

All images were captured from either my home, or the Texas Astronomical Society dark sky site near Atoka, Oklahoma
 

Each Image lists the Messier catalog number associated with it, and where appropriate it's corresponding NGC number.
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Messier 73:  Group or Asterism of 4 Stars  (NGC 6994)

2,500 Light Years

11/02/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

Located in the constellation  Aquarius.

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Messier 74:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 628)

35,000,000 Light Years

09/03/16

Orion 80mm EON.  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Located in the constellation  Pisces.

 

10/12/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Located in the constellation  Pisces.

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Messier 75:  Globular Cluster  (NGC 6864)

67,500 Light Years

07/01/08

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

One of the apparently fainter globular clusters in Messier's catalog, due to its large distance.   Located in the constellation Sagittarius.

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Messier 76:  Little Dumbbell Nebula  (NGC 650)

3,400 Light Years

09/05/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Located in the constellation  Perseus.

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Messier 77:  Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1068)

60,000,000 Light Years

11/02/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Approx.  120,000 Light Years across.   Located in the constellation Cetus.

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Messier 78:  Starforming Nebula  (NGC 2068)

1,600 Light Years

01/26/11

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Part of the Orion Complex.   Located in the constellation Orion.

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Messier 79:  Globular Cluster (NGC 1904)

42,100 Light Years

01/12/16

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

60,000 Light Years away from the Galactic Center.   Located in the constellation Cetus.

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Messier 80:  Globular Cluster  (NGC 6093)

32,600 Light Years

05/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

Contains several 100,000s of  stars. Located in the constellation  Scorpius.

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Messier 81:  Bode's Galaxy  (NGC 3031)

12,000,000 Light Years

10/12/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Located in the constellation  Ursa Major.

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Messier 82:  Cigar Galaxy  (NGC 3034)

12,000,000 Light Years

04/14/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Located in the constellation  Ursa Major.

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Messier 81 and Messier 82:  Bode's (NGC 3031) and Cigar  (NGC 3034) Galaxies

12,000,000 Light Years

04/17/12

Orion 80mm EON.  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Located in the constellation  Ursa Major.

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Messier 83:  Southern Pinwheel Galaxy  (NGC 5236)

15,000,000 Light Years

04/05/11

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  It is the southernmost galaxy in the Messier catalog.  Located in the constellation  Hydra.  Enlarge image to view 2 distant galaxies.

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Messier 84:  Lenticular Galaxy  (NGC 4374)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

M84 is a luminous Lenticular (S0) galaxy which is a spiral galaxy without spiral structure (i.e. smooth disk galaxies),  where stellar formation has stopped long ago  because the interstellar matter was used up.  It is situated in the heavily populated inner core of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.  Located in the constellation Virgo. 

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Messier 85:  Lenticular Galaxy  (NGC 4382)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

M85 in many respects seems to be a twin of  M84.  Located in the constellation Coma Berenices. 

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Messier 86:  Lenticular Galaxy  (NGC 4406)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

M86 lies well in the heart of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies and forms a most conspicuous group with another giant, M84.  Located in the constellation Virgo. 

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Messier 87:  Elliptical Galaxy  (NGC 4486)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

M87 has an approximate diameter of 120,000 light years, more than the diameter of our Milky Way's disk.  It also has more stars (and mass) than our galaxy. The number of stars is estimated at 2.7 trillion.      Located in the constellation Virgo. 

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Messier 88:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4501)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

This galaxy is one of the Virgo cluster members with a considerable peculiar velocity away from us, as it is receding with about 2000 km/sec.  Located in the constellation Coma Berenices. 

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Messier 89:  Elliptical Galaxy  (NGC 4552)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/21/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

M89 is an elliptical type galaxy, almost exactly circular, and it appears to be smoothly textured.  Located in the constellation Virgo. 

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Messier 90:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4569)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/21/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

M90 is one of the brighter spiral galaxies situated in the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies.   Located in the constellation Virgo. 

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Messier 91:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4548)

60,000,000 Light Years

05/04/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

For the moderately equipped amateur, M91 is one of the most difficult Messier objects.  Located in the constellation Coma Berenices. 

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Messier 92:  Globular Cluster  (NGC 6341)

26,700 Light Years

10/12/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Approximately 16 Billion years old.  Located in the constellation  Hercules.

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Messier 93:  Open Cluster  (NGC 2447)

3,600 Light Years

03/03/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Approximately 25 Light Years in diameter.  Located in the constellation  Puppis.

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Messier 94:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4736)

14,500,000 Light Years

03/17/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

M94 is one of the brightest galaxies within the M94 Group, a group of galaxies that contains between 16 and 24 galaxies.  Located in the constellation  Canes Venatici.

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Messier 95:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 3351)

38,000,000 Light Years

01/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

A member of the Leo I, or M96 group of galaxies.  Located in the constellation  Leo.

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Messier 96:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 3368)

38,000,000 Light Years

01/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

The brightest member of the Leo I, or M96 group of galaxies.  Located in the constellation  Leo.

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Messier 97:  Owl Nebula  (NGC 3587)

2,600 Light Years

05/04/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

A Planetary Nebula approximately 6,000 years old.  Located in the constellation  Ursa Major.

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Messier 98:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4192)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/14/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

M98 is one of the faintest objects in Messier's catalog. It is a beautiful spiral galaxy seen edge-on, and a member of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, situated in the southern part of constellation Coma Berenices.   

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Messier 99:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4254)

60,000,000 Light Years

03/31/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

M99, although situated in constellation Coma Berenices, is one of the bright spiral members of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.

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Messier 100:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4321)

60,000,000 Light Years

04/17/12

Orion 80mm EON.  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Noted are distant galaxies NGC 4323, NGC 4328, and NGC 4312.  Located in the constellation  Coma Berenices.

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Messier 101:  Pinwheel Galaxy  (NGC 5457)

27,000,000 Light Years

05/02/08

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  One of the most prominent Grand Design spirals in the sky.  Located in the constellation  Ursa Major.

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Messier 102:  Spindle Galaxy  (NGC 5866)

40,000,000 Light Years

04/13/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

60,000 Light Years across.  Located in the constellation  Draco.

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Messier 103:  Open Cluster  (NGC 581)

8,500 Light Years

10/06/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Approximately 25,000,000 years old.  Located in the constellation  Cassiopeia.

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Messier 104:  Sombrero Galaxy  (NGC 4594)

50,000,000 Light Years

04/05/11

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

Located in the constellation  Virgo.

 

04/23/12

Orion 80mm EON.  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

The Sombrero Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy and  lies at the southern edge of the rich Virgo cluster of galaxies.  It  is one of the most massive objects in that group, equivalent to 800 billion suns.

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Messier 105:  Elliptical Galaxy  (NGC 3379)

38,000,000 Light Years

01/20/09

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

A member of the Leo I, or M96 group of galaxies.  .This image also shows galaxies NGC 3384 and NGC 3389.  While NGC 3384 is probably a member of the Leo I group , NGC 3389 is probably a background object. Located in the constellation  Leo.

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Messier 106:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 4258)

25,000,000 Light Years

03/17/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

It is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a super massive black hole in the center.  .Located in the constellation  Canes Venatici.

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Messier 107:  Globular Cluster  (NGC 6171)

20,900 Light Years

05/03/14

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Approximately 80 light years in diameter.  .Located in the constellation  Ophiuchus.

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Messier 108:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 3556)

45,000,000 Light Years

05/04/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer adjusted to f/5.

A nearly edge-on galaxy, M108 appears to have no bulge and no pronounced core at all.  .Located in the constellation  Ursa Major.

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Messier 109:  Spiral Galaxy  (NGC 3992)

55,000,000 Light Years

03/17/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

M109 is the brightest galaxy in the M109 Group, a large group of galaxies located in the constellation Ursa Major that may contain over 50 galaxies. 

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Messier 110:  Elliptical Galaxy  (NGC 205)

2,900,000 Light Years

10/12/10

LX90 8".  DSI Pro II imager with Meade f/3.3 Focal Reducer.

Imaged at the T.A.S. Dark Site.  Located in the constellation  Andromeda.

 

 

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