Messier 1 to Messier 36

  • Len Adam
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


This Chapter includes remote images taken of Messier 1 through to Messier 36 and includes the Crab Nebula as the first object Messier thought might be confused with a comet. It includes the spectacular Messier 13 globular cluster in Hercules - amazing on an image and an unbelievable visual object through a good telescope on a clear night. Even very simple color images of M16, M17 and M20 really bring out the magic of these objects. Messier 27, the Dumbbell Nebula is a popular target as is Messier 33, the PinwheelGalaxy in Triangulum.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Len Adam
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  1. 1.Fellow of the Royal Astronomical SocietyLeylandUK

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