Messier Audio Commentary M31-M60

This Messier audio commentary is designed to give you ideas on how to find and observe the Messier objects in your telescopes. You can have all the pictures and text you want, but sometimes hearing someone tell you where to look and what you should see in your eyepiece can be helpful.

This Messier audio will be most useful for people in the northern hemisphere, especially around 30 degrees north latitude. Keep in mind that objects appear in different parts of the sky at different times of the year. Also remember that since I am an amateur astronomer, I have no idea how to pronounce some of the names of celestial objects, feel free to laugh 🙂

My goal is to have all 110 Messier objects in this collection so check back. You can view images of the Messier objects on my astrophotography pages. More information on each of the Messier objects can be found on Wikipedia. If you find any of this Messier audio particularly difficult to follow, or really want to give me any feedback at all, use the contact form and drop me a line. I welcome any feedback.

Messier 31-40

Messier 31 – Andromeda Galaxy – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 32 – Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy

Messier 33 – Triangulum Galaxy

NOT AVAILABLE

Messier 34 – Perseus Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 35 – Gemini Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 36 – Auriga Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 37 – Open Cluster in Auriga – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 38 – Auriga Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 39 – Cygnus Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 40 – Winnecke 4 Double Star – 90mm F/11 Refractor

Messier 41-50

Messier 41 – Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 42 – Orion Nebula – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 43 – De Mairan’s Nebula – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 44 – Beehive Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 45 – The Pleaides or The Seven Sisters – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 46 – Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 47 – Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 48 – Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 49 – Elliptical Galaxy

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Messier 50 – Open Cluster – 127mm F/6.5 Refractor

Messier 51-60

Messier 51 – Whirlpool Galaxy

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Messier 52 – Open Cluster

Messier 53 – Globular Cluster – 90mm F/11 Refractor

Messier 54 – Globular Cluster

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Messier 55 – Globular Cluster – 90mm F/11 Refractor

Messier 56 – Globular Cluster – 90mm F/11 Refractor

Messier 57 – Ring Nebula – 90mm F/11 Refractor

Messier 58 – Barred Spiral Galaxy

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Messier 59 – Elliptical Galaxy

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Messier 60 – Elliptical Galaxy

NOT AVAILABLE

I hope you found my Messier audio interesting.


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