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The Messier Nebula Objects
In Messier Number Order


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Messier#
Common Name
Object Type
Constellation*
M1
Crab Nebula
Super Nova Remnant
Taurus
M8
Lagoon Nebula
Emission Nebula
Sagittarius
M16
Ghost, Eagle, or Star Queen Nebula
Emission Nebula & Open Cluster
Serpens
M17
Omega, Horseshoe, or Swan Nebula
Emission Nebula & Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M20
Trifid Nebula
Emission Nebula, Reflection Nebula, & Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M27
Dumbbell Nebula
Planetary Nebula
Vulpecula
M42
Great Orion Nebula
Emission Nebula
Orion
M43
 
Emission Nebula
Orion
M57
Ring Nebula
Planetary Nebula
Lyra
M76
Little Dumbbell Nebula
Planetary Nebula
Perseus
M78
 
Diffuse Nebula
Orion
M97
Owl Nebula
Planetary Nebula
Ursa Major
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