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The Messier Objects in Color: M49-M73

 
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Table of Messier Objects
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Messier Object Other Name(s) Type of Object Thumbnail Image Comments
49
 
NGC4472; Arp134 Galaxy M49

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M49 Takahashi Epsiloon 180 image Takahashi Epsilon 180 image

 
50 NGC2323 Galactic (0pen) Cluster m50.jpg (47692 bytes)
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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera. Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 NGC5194(and NGC5195); The Whirlpool Galaxy; Arp85 Spiral Galaxy M51

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M51

Takahashi Epsilon 180 f/2.8 image

 
52 NGC7654 Galactic (Open) Cluster

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.  Three 5-minute exposures combined.

Meade LXD75 image

 

 

 

 

M52 and  environs NGC7654 Open Cluster NGC7538

 

 

 

The objects are labeled.  Notice NGC7538 and NGC7635 (Bubble Nebula).

53 NGC5024 Globular Cluster

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M53

Takahashi Epsilon 180 image

 
54 NGC6715 Globular Cluster

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55 NGC6809 Globular Cluster m55.jpg (43716 bytes)
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M55 Takahashi E-180 image

Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 60Da camera.
 
56 NGC6779 Globular Cluster

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.  Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 

 

 

 

57 NGC6720; The Ring Nebula Planetary Nebula

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M57 with Takahashi Epsilon 180 telescope and Canon 60Da camera

Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 60Da camera.  Six 300-second exposures median combined.

M57

TPO 16-inch RC telescope with QSI-532 CCD

M57

TPO 16-inch RC telescope with QSI-532 CCD

Notice also the small galaxy IC1296.
58 NGC4579 Galaxy

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M58

Takahashi Epsilon 180 image

 
59 NGC4621 Galaxy

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M60

Meade LXD55 8-inch f/4 images with QSI 532 CCD.

 
60 NGC4649; Arp116 Galaxy M60

M60

Meade LXD55 8-inch f/4 images with QSI 532 CCD. The major objects are labeled in the below image.

M60

M60 (Arp116; NGC4649) is the larger galaxy. The smaller galaxy is NGC4647.
61 NGC4303 Galaxy

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62 NGC6266 Globular Cluster

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.   Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 

 

 

 

63 NGC5055 Galaxy

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.   Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 

 

 

 

64 NGC4826; The Black-eye Galaxy Galaxy

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Meade LXD75 8-inch f/4 image with QSI 532 CCD

 
65 NGC3623; Member of Leo Triplet of M65, M66, and NGC3628 Galaxy m65.jpg (42163 bytes)
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M65 and M66
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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.  Three 5-minute exposures combined.

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NGC3628 HPC-1 image.



NGC3628 Dream Machine image.

 

 

66 NGC3627; Member of Leo Triplet of M65, M66, and NGC3628 Galaxy m66.jpg (27996 bytes)
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M65 and M66
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M65, M66, and NGC3628: Meade 8-inch f/4 image.

M66

M66 ST10 image

67 NGC2682 Galactic (Open) Cluster

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.  Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 
67 NGC2628 Galactic (Open) Cluster M67 taken with ASA 20-inch telescope ASA 20-inch f/3.6 telescope image.
67 NGC2628 Galactic (Open) Cluster M67 PlaneWave 24-inch f/6.5 telescope image
68 NGC4590 Globular Cluster

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Notice the red star ( a variable star FI Hydrae) lying northeast of M68 (up and to the left). The image on top is a standard tri-color CCD image with photometric R, V, and B filters. The image on the bottom has the I (near infrared) filter substituted for the R filter. Note how bright the star is in the infrared.
69 NGC6637 Globular Cluster

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70 NGC6681 Globular Cluster

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71 NGC6838 Globular Cluster

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.  Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 

 

 

 

72 NGC6981 Globular Cluster

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.  Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 

 

 

 

73 NGC6994 Asterism?

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 image with Canon 20Da camera.   Three 5-minute exposures combined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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