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The Messier Open Cluster Objects
In Messier Number Order


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Messier#
Common Name
Object Type
Constellation*
M6
Butterfly Cluster
Open Cluster
Scorpius
M7
 
Open Cluster
Scorpius
M11
Wild Duck Cluster
Open Cluster
Scutum
M16
Ghost, Eagle, or Star Queen Nebula
Emission Nebula & Open Cluster
Serpens
M17
Omega, Horseshoe, or Swan Nebula
Emission Nebula & Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M18
Black Swan
Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M20
Trifid Nebula
Emission Nebula, Reflection Nebula, & Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M21
 
Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M23
 
Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M24
Small Sagittarius
Star Cloud
Star Cloud
Sagittarius
M25
 
Open Cluster
Sagittarius
M26
 
Open Cluster
Scutum
M29
 
Open Cluster
Cygnus
M34
 
Open Cluster
Perseus
M35
 
Open Cluster
Gemini
M36
 
Open Cluster
Auriga
M37
 
Open Cluster
Auriga
M38
 
Open Cluster
Auriga
M39
 
Open Cluster
Cygnus
M41
Little Beehive Cluster
Open Cluster
Canis Major
M44
Beehive
Open Cluster
Cancer
M45
Pleiades or Seven Sisters Cluster
Open Cluster
Taurus
M46
 
Open Cluster
Puppis
M47
 
Open Cluster
Puppis
M48
 
Open Cluster
Hydra
M50
 
Open Cluster
Monoceros
M52
Scorpion Cluster
Open Cluster
Cassiopeia
M67
 
Open Cluster
Cancer
M73
 
Open Cluster
Aquarius
M93
 
Open Cluster
Puppis
M103
 
Open Cluster
Cassiopeia
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