Astronomy with an online telescope
Astronomy with an online telescope

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Astronomy with an online telescope

1 Messier objects

Over the years, many astronomers have compiled catalogues of astronomical objects. One of the most well-known of these is the catalogue of Messier objects. This is a list of 110 objects visible from the Northern hemisphere using a small telescope, compiled between 1758 and 1782 by French comet-hunter Charles Messier.

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Figure 1 French astronomer and comet-hunter Charles Messier (1730-1817)

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