Winter

Nebulae

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M42

Orion

66'x60'

30-Jan

M43

Orion

20'x15'

30-Jan

M78

Orion

8'x6'

1-Feb

Globular Clusters

M79

Lepus

3'

27-Jan

Open Clusters

M34

Perseus

18'

17-Dec

M35

Gemini

40'

7-Feb

M36

Auriga

12'

29-Jan

M37

Auriga

24'

2-Feb

M38

Auriga

18'

27-Jan

M41

Canis Major

32'

17-Feb

M45

Taurus

100'

2-Jan

M46

Puppis

24'

2-Mar

M50

Monoceros

16'

20-Feb

M93

Puppis

25'

3-Mar

 

 

 

 

Spring

Globular Clusters

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M53

Coma Berenices

4'

25-May

M68

Hydra

3'

17-May

Open Clusters

M44

Cancer

90'

17-Mar

M67

Cancer

15'

20-Mar

Galaxies

M49

Virgo

4'x4'

15-May

M59

Virgo

3'x2'

18-May

M60

Virgo

4'x3'

18-May

M64

Coma Berenices

8'x4'

22-May

M82

Ursa Major

7'x2'

4-Apr

M84

Virgo

3'x3'

13-May

M85

Coma Berenices

4'x2'

13-May

M86

Virgo

4'x3'

14-May

M87

Virgo

3'x3'

15-May

M89

Virgo

2'x2'

16-May

M104

Virgo

7'x2'

17-May

Summer

Nebulae

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M8

Sagittarius

90'x40'

8-Aug

M16

Serpens

25'

11-Aug

M17

Sagittarius

46'x37'

12-Aug

M20

Sagittarius

29'x27'

7-Aug

M57

Lyra

1'x1'

20-Aug

Globular Clusters

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M3

Canes Venatici

10'

2-Jun

M4

Scorpius

14'

13-Jul

M5

Serpens

13'

26-Jun

M9

Ophiuchus

3'

26-Jul

M10

Ophiuchus

8'

21-Jul

M12

Ophiuchus

9'

19-Jul

M13

Hercules

23'

18-Jul

M14

Ophiuchus

3'

1-Aug

M19

Ophiuchus

4'

22-Jul

M22

Sagittarius

17'

15-Aug

M28

Sagittarius

5'

12-Aug

M54

Sagittarius

2'

20-Aug

M56

Lyra

2'

26-Aug

M62

Ophiuchus

4'

22-Jul

M69

Sagittarius

3'

13-Aug

M70

Sagittarius

2'

17-Aug

M80

Scorpius

3'

11-Jul

M92

Hercules

12'

26-Jul

M107

Ophiuchus

2'

15-Jul

Open clusters

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M6

Scorpius

26'

1-Aug

M7

Scorpius

60'

5-Aug

M11

Scutum

12'

19-Aug

M18

Sagittarius

12'

11-Aug

M21

Sagittarius

10'

8-Aug

M23

Sagittarius

27'

6-Aug

M24

Sagittarius

4'

11-Aug

M25

Sagittarius

40'

14-Aug

M26

Scutum

9'

18-Aug

Autumn

Nebulae

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M27

Vulpecula

8'x4'

6-Sep

M76

Perseus

2'x1'

1-Dec

Globular Clusters

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M2

Aquarius

8'

30-Sep

M15

Pegasus

7'

29-Sep

M30

Capricornus

6'

1-Oct

M55

Sagittarius

15'

1-Sep

M71

Sagitta

6'

4-Sep

M72

Aquarius

2'

19-Sep

M75

Sagittarius

2'

7-Sep

Open clusters

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M29

Cygnus

12'

12-Sep

M39

Cygnus

30'

29-Sep

M52

Cassiopeia

13'

28-Oct

M103

Cassiopeia

6'

29-Nov

Galaxies

Messier #

Constellation

Angular Size

Date on Meridian

M31

Andromeda

160'x40'

16-Nov

M32

Andromeda

3'x2'

16-Nov