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Deep Sky Objects - Messier Catalog
Astrophotography

Updated: 19 September 2017

Messier Catalog objects taken with a Nikon D7200 DSLR and the 12" LX600 telescope. This album is an update of my previous Messier Catalog Album which had images taken with a Nikon D7000 DSLR and D7200 DSLR on a Meade 8" LX200-ACF telescope. Click a thumbnail to see a larger version.

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M1
Crab Nebula
6 November 2016
5 minutes, ISO 4000
Prime Focus
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M2
Globular Cluster
photo
M3
Globular Cluster
29 May 2016
20 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus



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M4
Globular Cluster
27 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M5
Globular Cluster
21 May 2017
60 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
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M6
Butterfly Cluster Open Cluster
15 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M7
Ptolemy's Cluster Open Cluster
15 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M8
Lagoon Nebula
4 September 2016
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M9
Globular Cluster
28 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M10
Globular Cluster
27 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M11
Wild Duck Cluster Open Cluster
15 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M12
Globular Cluster
27 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M13
Globular Cluster
13 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
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M14
Globular Cluster
13 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
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M15
Globular Cluster
18 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus



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M16
Eagle Nebula
17 September 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M17
Swan Nebula
4 September 2016
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M18
Open Cluster
23 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M19
Globular Cluster
28 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M20
Trifid Nebula
4 September 2016
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M21
Open Cluster
23 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M22
Globular Cluster
12 September 2017
20 seconds, ISO 5000
Prime Focus
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M23
Open Cluster
26 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M24
Open Cluster
17 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M25
Open Cluster
17 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M26
Open Cluster
17 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M27
Dumbbell Nebula
4 October 2016
3 minutes, ISO 5000
Prime Focus



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M28
Globular Cluster
12 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 5000
Prime Focus
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M29
Open Cluster
photo
M30
Globular Cluster
18 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus



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M31
Andromeda Galaxy
18 January 2017
2 minutes, ISO 12800
Focal Length 300mm
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M32
Andromeda Galaxy Companion
22 January 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M33
Triangulum Galaxy
4 September 2016
2 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M34
Open Cluster
25 January 2017
1 minute, ISO 800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M35
Open Cluster
25 January 2017
1 minute, ISO 800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M36
Open Cluster
27 January 2017
30 seconds, ISO 800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M37
Open Cluster
27 January 2017
30 seconds, ISO 800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M38
Open Cluster
27 January 2017
30 seconds, ISO 800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M39
Open Cluster



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M40
Double Star
21 March 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M41
Open Cluster
8 March 2016
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M42
Great Orion Nebula
4 December 2016
30 & 10 sec, ISO 3200/1600/100
Prime Focus



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M43
Nebula
18 January 2017
2 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate
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M44
Praesepe, Beehive Cluster
30 January 2017
1 minute, ISO 1600
FL 140mm
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M45
Pleiades
9 September 2016
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M46
Open Cluster, NGC2438 Planetary Neb
15 February 2017
1 minute, ISO 3200
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M47
Open Cluster
15 February 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M48
Open Cluster
15 February 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M49
Galaxy
22 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M50
Open Cluster
15 February 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
1 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M52
Open Cluster
24 September 2016
1 minute, ISO 3200
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M53
Globular Cluster
29 May 2016
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus
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M54
Globular Cluster
12 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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M55
Globular Cluster
18 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
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M56
Globular Cluster
15 June 2017
30 seconds, ISO 4000
Prime Focus
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M57
Ring Nebula
4 October 2016
1 minute, ISO 3200
Prime Focus



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M58
Galaxy
30 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M59
Galaxy
30 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M60 and NGC4647
Galaxy
30 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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M61
Galaxy
30 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M62
Globular Cluster
28 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M63
Sunflower Galaxy
9 May 2016
4 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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M64
Blackeye Galaxy
7 May 2016
2 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M65
Galaxy
21 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M66
Galaxy
21 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M67
Open Cluster
15 February 2017
1 minute, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M68
Globular Cluster
19 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 5000
Prime Focus
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M69
Globular Cluster
12 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 5000
Prime Focus



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M70
Globular Cluster
12 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 5000
Prime Focus
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M71
Globular Cluster
18 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
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M72
Globular Cluster



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M73
Open Cluster
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M74
Galaxy
27 January 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M75
Globular Cluster
18 September 2017
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus



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M76
Little Dumbbell Nebula
9 September 2016
3 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M77
Galaxy
27 January 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M78
Nebula
1 April 2016
5 minutes, ISO 4000
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M79
Globular Cluster
26 January 2017
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
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M80
Globular Cluster
27 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M81
Bode's Galaxy
27 March 2016
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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M82
Cigar Galaxy
12 March 2016
5 minutes, ISO 4000
Prime Focus
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M83
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
21 May 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M84
Galaxy
22 April 2017
1 minute, ISO 12800
Prime Focus



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M85
Galaxy
21 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M86
Galaxy
22 April 2017
1 minute, ISO 12800
Prime Focus
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M87
Galaxy and Jet
3 May 2016
1 minute, ISO 2500
Prime Focus



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M88
Galaxy
21 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M89
Galaxy
19 May 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M90
Galaxy
19 May 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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M91
Galaxy
24 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M92
Globular Cluster
29 May 2016
20 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus
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M93
Open Cluster
15 February 2017
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M94
Galaxy
24 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M95
Galaxy
20 February 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M96
Galaxy
20 February 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M97
Owl Nebula
20 February 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M98
Galaxy
24 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M99
Galaxy
24 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M100
Galaxy
12 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M101
Pinwheel Galaxy
12 March 2016
5 minutes, ISO 4000
Prime Focus
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M102
Lenticular Galaxy
21 May 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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M103
Open Cluster
24 September 2016
1 minute, ISO 3200
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M104
Sombrero Galaxy
9 May 2016
4 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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M105, NGC3371, NGC3373
Galaxies
16 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M106
Galaxy
12 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M107
Globular Cluster
27 May 2017
30 seconds, ISO 2500
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M108
Galaxy
1 March 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M109
Galaxy
12 April 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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M110
Andromeda Galaxy Companion
22 January 2017
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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