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NCC Robotic Observatory Gallery of Messier Objects
(A work in progress)



These images were obtained at the Sierra College Nevada County Campus Robotic Observatory (NCCRO) by the Department staff and astronomy students (Astronomy 11 online and Astronomy 14). The NCCRO is equipped with a Celestron 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and an Apogee Instruments CCD camera.
The students access the observatory via the internet and collect the images remotely. These images are then downloaded and processed for use in Laboratory exercises during the course.

This list of Deep Sky Objects was compiled by Charles Messier (1730 1817). It was first published in 1774 with the final version published in 1781. It is presented here with pictures taken at the NCCRO. This gallery was created to help students assigned to use the NCCRO select objects for their class work. It also sets a realistic expectation of the pictures they will get as opposed to the Hubble telescope images we are all used to seeing.



Supernova Remnant - Crab Nebula
M 1
Supernova Remnant
Globular Cluster
M 2
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 3
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 4
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 5
Globular Cluster
Open Cluster - Butterfly Cluster
M 6
Open Cluster
Open Cluster - Omega Nebula / Ptolemy's Cluster
M 7
Open Cluster
Diffuse Nebula - Lagoon Nebula
M 8
Diffuse Nebula
Globular Cluster
M 9
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 10
Globular Cluster
Open Cluster - Wild Duck Cluster
M 11
Open Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 12
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster - Great Hercules Globular Cluster
M 13
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 14
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster - Great Pegasus Globular Cluster
M 15
Globular Cluster
Diffuse Nebula - Eagle Nebula
M 16
Diffuse Nebula
Diffuse Nebula - Omega Nebula
M 17
Diffuse Nebula
Open Cluster
M 18
Open Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 19
Globular Cluster
Diffuse Nebula - The Trifid Nebula
M 20
Diffuse Nebula
Open Cluster
M 21
Open Cluster
Globular Cluster - Sagittarius Cluster
M 22
Globular Cluster
Open Cluster
M 23
Open Cluster
Milky Way Patch - Sagittarius Star Cloud
M 24
Milky Way Patch
Open Cluster
M 25
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 26
Open Cluster
Planetary Nebula - The Dumbbell Nebula
M 27
Planetary Nebula
Globular Cluster
M 28
Globular Cluster
Open Cluster
M 29
Open Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 30
Globular Cluster
Spiral Galaxy - Andromeda Galaxy
M 31
Spiral Galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy - Satellite galaxy of M31
M 32
Elliptical Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy - The Triangulum/Pinwheel Galaxy
M 33
Spiral Galaxy
Open Cluster
M 34
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 35
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 36
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 37
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 38
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 39
Open Cluster
Double Star - Winnecke 4
M 40
Double Star
Open Cluster
M 41
Open Cluster
Diffuse Nebula - Great Nebula in Orion
M 42
Diffuse Nebula
Diffuse Nebula - De Mairan's Nebula
M 43
Diffuse Nebula
Open Cluster - Beehive Cluster
M 44
Open Cluster
Open Cluster - Pleiades/Subaru
M 45
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 46
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 47
Open Cluster
Open Cluster
M 48
Open Cluster
Elliptical Galaxy
M 49
Elliptical Galaxy
Open Cluster
M 50
Open Cluster
Spiral Galaxy - The Whirlpool Galaxy
M 51
Spiral Galaxy
Open Cluster
M 52
Open Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 53
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 54
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 55
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 56
Globular Cluster
Planetary Nebula - The Ring Nebula
M 57
Planetary Nebula
Barred Spiral Galaxy
M 58
Barred Spiral Galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy
M 59
Elliptical Galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy
M 60
Elliptical Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 61
Spiral Galaxy
Globular Cluster
M 62
Globular Cluster
Spiral Galaxy - Sunflower galaxy
M 63
Spiral Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy - Blackeye galaxy
M 64
Spiral Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 65
Spiral Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 66
Spiral Galaxy
Open Cluster
M 67
Open Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 68
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 69
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 70
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 71
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 72
Globular Cluster
Asterism
M 73
Asterism
Spiral Galaxy
M 74
Spiral Galaxy
Globular Cluster
M 75
Globular Cluster
Planetary Nebula - The Little Dumbell, Cork, or Butterfly Nebula
M 76
Planetary Nebula
Spiral Galaxy
M 77
Spiral Galaxy
Diffuse Nebula
M 78
Diffuse Nebula
Globular Cluster
M 79
Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster
M 80
Globular Cluster
Spiral Galaxy - Bode's Galaxy
M 81
Spiral Galaxy
Irregular Galaxy - The Cigar Galaxy
M 82
Irregular Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy - The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
M 83
Spiral Galaxy
Lenticular Galaxy
M 84
Lenticular Galaxy
Lenticular Galaxy
M 85
Lenticular Galaxy
Lenticular Galaxy
M 86
Lenticular Galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy - Virgo A
M 87
Elliptical Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 88
Spiral Galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy
M 89
Elliptical Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 90
Spiral Galaxy
Barred Spiral Galaxy
M 91
Barred Spiral Galaxy
Globular Cluster
M 92
Globular Cluster
Open Cluster
M 93
Open Cluster
Spiral Galaxy
M 94
Spiral Galaxy
Barred Spiral Galaxy
M 95
Barred Spiral Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 96
Spiral Galaxy
Planetary Nebula - The Owl Nebula
M 97
Planetary Nebula
Spiral Galaxy
M 98
Spiral Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 99
Spiral Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 100
Spiral Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy - The Pinwheel Galaxy
M 101
Spiral Galaxy
Lenticular Galaxy
M 102
Lenticular Galaxy
Open Cluster
M 103
Open Cluster
Spiral Galaxy -The Sombrero Galaxy
M 104
Spiral Galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy
M 105
Elliptical Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy
M 106
Spiral Galaxy
Globular Cluster
M 107
Globular Cluster
Spiral Galaxy
M 108
Spiral Galaxy
Barred Spiral Galaxy
M 109
Barred Spiral Galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy - Satellite galaxy of M31
M 110
Elliptical Galaxy


Gallery of Deep Sky Objects from Other Catalogues


 
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