My observation log – Messier and Caldwell

Amateur astronomy is less about theory, more about observation, photography, creating observation logs, home catalogs. Let this be my photo catalog, with the intention to make it as complete as possible with as many quality photos – rather than just snapshots – as possible. Do note that it was never my intention to check elements of a list for the sake of checking only, so although I’ve been into this hobby for many years, my list has some surprising gaps. The other issue is that I don’t know if/when I’m going to image from the south again.

“My” Messier catalog
so far

M 1
 
Neb 8.4m Tau
Crab Nebula, Rák-köd
 


M1 Crab Nebula, 23×4 min, ISO 1600
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 2
 
GC 6.6m Aqr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 3
 
GC 6.3m CVn
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 4
 
GC 5.4m Sco
 


the globular cluster near Antares
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 5
 
GC 5.7m Ser
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 6
 
OC 4.2m Sco
Butterfly ClusterPillangó-halmaz
 

The Milky Way around M6 and M7
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 7
 
OC 3.3m Sco
 Ptolemy Cluster
 

The Milky Way around M6 and M7
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 8
 
Neb 5.8m Sgr
Lagoon Nebula, Lagúna-köd
 

M20 and M8
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 9
 
GC 7.8m Oph
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 10
 
GC 6.6m Oph
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 11
 
OC 5.8m Sct
Wild Duck cluster, Vadkacsa-halmaz
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 12
 
GC 6.1m Oph
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 13
 
GC 5.8m Her
Hercules-cluster, Herkules-gömbhalmaz
 


M13
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 14
 
GC 7.6m Oph
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 15
 
GC 6.3m Peg
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 16
 
OC+Neb 6m Ser
Eagle Nebula, Sas-köd, Pillars of Creation, a Teremtés Oszlopai
 


M16 central region
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 17
 
OC+Neb 6m Sgr
Omega nebula, Swan Nebula, Omega-köd, Patkó-köd, Hattyú-köd
 

M16, M17
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 18
 
OC 6.9m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 19
 
GC 6.8m Oph
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 20
 
OC+Neb 6.3m Sgr
Trifid nebula, Trifid-köd
 

M20 and M8
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 21
 
OC 5.9m Sgr
 
see above, M21 is the open cluster near Trifid nebula
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 22
 
GC 5.2m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 23
 
OC 5.5m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 24
 
GxyCld 4.6m Sgr
Sagittarius Star Cloud, Kis Sagittarius-csillagfelhő
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 25
 
OC 4.6m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 26
 
OC 8m Sct
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 27
 
PN 7.4m Vul
Súlyzó-köd
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 28
 
GC 6.9m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 29
 
OC 6.6m Cyg
 Cooling tower, Hűtőtorony halmaz
 


The Milky Way in Cygnus
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 30
 
GC 6.9m Cap
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 31
 
Gxy 3.6m And
Andromeda Galaxy, Androméda-köd
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 32
 
Gxy 8.3m And
satellite of M31
 
see M31
[wiki] [photo planner]

M 33
 
Gxy 5.8m Tri
Triangulum galaxy, Triangulum-galaxis
 


M33 Triangulum Galaxy
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 34
 
OC 5.2m Per
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 35
 
OC 5.1m Gem
 


M35 and NGC 2158, 27×2 min
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 36
 
OC 6m Aur
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 37
 
OC 5.6m Aur
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 38
 
OC 6.4m Aur
 

M38 and the Flaming Star Nebula
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 39
 
OC 4.6m Cyg
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 40
 
** 9.2m UMa
Winnecke 4: a binary star
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 41
 
OC 4.5m CMa
Little Beehive
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 42
 
OC+Neb 4m Ori
Orion Nebula, Orion-köd
 


Orion Nebula, nothing fancy about this shot
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 43
 
Neb 9m Ori
part of Orion Nebula
 
see above
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 44
 
OC 3.1m Cnc
Praesepe, Jászol, Méhkas, Kaptár
 


Mars in Praesepe
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 45
 
OC 1.6m Tau
Pleiades, Plejádok, Fiastyúk
 


California Nebula and the Pleiades Cluster
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 46
 
OC 6.1m Pup
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 47
 
OC 4.4m Pup
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 48
 
OC 5.8m Hya
 


Messier 48

 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 49
 
Gxy 8.4m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 50
 
OC 5.9m Mon
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 51
 
Gxy 8.5m CVn
Whirlpool galaxy, Örvény-köd
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 52
 
OC 6.9m Cas
 


NGC 7635 Bubble nebula and open cluster M52
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 53
 
GC 7.7m Com
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 54
 
GC 7.7m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 55
 
GC 6.3m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 56
 
GC 8.4m Lyr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 57
 
PN 8.8m Lyr
Ring nebula, Gyűrűs-köd
 


M57 Ring Nebula
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 58
 
Gxy 10.1m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 59
 
Gxy 9.8m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 60
 
Gxy 8.8m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 61
 
Gxy 9.6m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 62
 
GC 6.4m Oph
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 63
 
Gxy 9m CVn
Sunflower galaxy, Napraforgó-galaxis
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 64
 
Gxy 8.4m Com
Black eye galaxy, Feketeszem-galaxis, Ördögszem-galaxis
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 65
 
Gxy 9.3m Leo
Leo Triplet 1
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 66
 
Gxy 9m Leo
Leo Triplet 2
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 67
 
OC 6.9m Cnc
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 68
 
GC 7.3m Hya
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 69
 
GC 7.7m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 70
 
GC 7.8m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 71
 
GC 8.4m Sge
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 72
 
GC 9.2m Aqr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 73
 
Ast 8.9m Aqr
 an asterism of four stars, unlikely to be a cluster
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 74
 
Gxy 9.5m Psc
The Phantom
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 75
 
GC 8.6m Sgr
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 76
 
PN 10.1m Per
Little Dumbbell Nebula, Kis Súlyzó-köd, see M 27
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 77
 
Gxy 9.1m Cet
Cetus A
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 78
 
Neb 8m Ori
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 79
 
GC 7.7m Lep
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 80
 
GC 7.3m Sco
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 81
 
Gxy 7.3m UMa
Bode’s Galaxy
 

M81 and M82
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 82
 
Gxy 8.9m UMa
Cigar Galaxy, Szivar-galaxis
 
see above
[wiki] [photo planner]

M 83
 
Gxy 7.8m Hya
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, Déli Szélkerék-galaxis
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 84
 
Gxy 9.4m Vir
 

Markarian’s Chain
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 85
 
Gxy 9.2m Com
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 86
 
Gxy 9m Vir
 

Markarian’s Chain
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 87
 
Gxy 8.8m Vir
Virgo A
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 88
 
Gxy 9.7m Com
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 89
 
Gxy 9.8m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 90
 
Gxy 9.6m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 91
 
Gxy 10.4m Com
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 92
 
GC 6.5m Her
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 93
 
OC 6.2m Pup
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 94
 
Gxy 8m CVn
Cat’s Eye Galaxy
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 95
 
Gxy 10m Leo
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 96
 
Gxy 9.3m Leo
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 97
 
PN 9.9m UMa
Owl nebula, Bagoly-köd
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 98
 
Gxy 10m Com
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 99
 
Gxy 9.7m Com
a Pin-wheel nebula (see M 101)
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 100
 
Gxy 9.7m Com
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 101
 
Gxy 7.5m UMa
The Pinwheel Nebula, Szélkerék-galaxis
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 102
 
?
a debated entry in the catalog
 
[wiki] [photo planner]

M 103
 
OC 7.4m Cas
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 104
 
Gxy 7.9m Vir
Sombrero galaxy
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 105
 
Gxy 9.4m Leo
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 106
 
Gxy 8.7m CVn
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 107
 
GC 7.8m Oph
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 108
 
Gxy 10.2m UMa
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 109
 
Gxy 9.9m UMa
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

M 110
 
Gxy 8.2m And
satellite of M31
 
see M31
[wiki] [photo planner]


“My” Caldwell Catalog
so far

C 1
 
OC 8.1m Cep
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 2
 
PN 12.3m Cep
Bow-Tie Nebula, Csokornyakkendő-köd
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 3
 
Gxy 9.9m Dra
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 4
 
OC+Neb 7m Cep
Iris Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 5
 
Gxy 9.67m Cam
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 6
 
PN 8.1m Dra
Cat’s Eye Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 7
 
Gxy 8.6m Cam
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 8
 
OC 9.5m Cas
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 9
 
Neb 7.7m Cep
Cave Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 10
 
OC 7.1m Cas
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 11
 
Neb 10m Cas
Bubble nebula, Buborék-köd
 


NGC 7635 Bubble nebula and open cluster M52
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 12
 
Gxy 9.1m Cep
Fireworks Galaxy
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 13
 
OC 6.4m Cas
Owl Cluster, E.T. Cluster, Bagoly-halmaz, Szitakötő-halmaz
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 14
 
OC 6.1m Per
Double cluster, H & χ Persei, Ikerhalmaz, Kettős Halmaz
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 15
 
PN 8.8m Cyg
Blinking planetary, Blinking Planetary Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 16
 
OC 6.4m Lac
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 17
 
Gxy 9.6m Cas
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 18
 
Gxy 9.3m Cas
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 19
 
OC+Neb 7.2m Cyg
Cocoon nebula
 


C19 Cocoon Nebula
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 20
 
Neb 10m Cyg
North America nebula, Észak-Amerika-köd
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 21
 
Gxy 9.8m CVn
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 22
 
PN 8.3m And
Blue Snowball
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 23
 
Gxy 10m And
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 24
 
Gxy 12m Per
Perseus A
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 25
 
GC 10.3m Lyn
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 26
 
Gxy 10m CVn
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 27
 
Neb 10m Cyg
Crescent nebula
 


NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula, 50×45 sec
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 28
 
OC 5.7m And
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 29
 
Gxy 10.3m CVn
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 30
 
Gxy 9.7m Peg
 


C30 and Stephan’s Quintet
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 31
 
Neb 10m Aur
Flaming Star nebula
 


M38 (left) and the Flaming Star Nebula
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 32
 
Gxy 9.1m CVn
Whale Galaxy
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 33
 
SNR 10m Cyg
Veil nebula, East Veil Nebula
 


Veil Nebula, about 4 hours
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 34
 
SNR 10m Cyg
Veil nebula, West Veil Nebula
 
see above
[wiki] [photo planner]

C 35
 
Gxy 11.5m Com
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 36
 
Gxy 9.8m Com
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 37
 
OC 8.1m Vul
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 38
 
Gxy 9.5m Com
Needle Galaxy
 


draft
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 39
 
PN 9.1m Gem
Eskimo nebula, Eskimo Nebula/Clown Face Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 40
 
Gxy 10.6m Leo
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 41
 
OC 0.5m Tau
Hyades, Hyádok, Hiádok
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 42
 
GC 10.6m Del
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 43
 
Gxy 11m Peg
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 44
 
Gxy 11m Peg
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 45
 
Gxy 10m Boo
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 46
 
Neb 9m Mon
Hubble’s Variable Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 47
 
GC 8.9m Del
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 48
 
Gxy 10.4m Cnc
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 49
 
Neb Mon
Rosette nebula
 


Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49)
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 50
 
OC+Neb 4.8m Mon
 
see Rosette Nebula
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 51
 
Gxy 10m Cet
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 52
 
Gxy 9.2m Vir
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 53
 
Gxy 8.6m Sex
Spindle galaxy
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 54
 
OC 7.6m Mon
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 55
 
PN 8m Aqr
Saturn nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 56
 
PN 10.9m Cet
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 57
 
Gxy 9.9m Sgr
Barnard’s galaxy
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 58
 
OC 7.2m CMa
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 59
 
PN 7.7m Hya
Ghost of Jupiter
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 60
 
Gxy 10.5m Crv
Antennae, Antennae Galaxies
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 61
 
Gxy 10.7m Crv
Antennae, Antennae Galaxies
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 62
 
Gxy 9.2m Cet
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 63
 
PN 7.3m Aqr
Helix nebula
 


NGC 7293 Helix Nebula, 57x3min
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 64
 
OC 3.8m CMa
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 65
 
Gxy 7.8m Scl
Sculptor galaxy
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 66
 
GC 10.2m Hya
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 67
 
Gxy 9.4m For
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 68
 
Neb CrA
R CrA Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 69
 
PN 9.6m Sco
Bug nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 70
 
Gxy 8.3m Scl
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 71
 
OC 5.8m Pup
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 72
 
Gxy 8.3m Scl
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 73
 
GC 7.1m Col
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 74
 
PN 9.2m Vel
Eight-burst planetary, Eight Burst Nebula
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 75
 
OC 5.8m Sco
 


C 75 is the large cluster near the center
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 76
 
OC 2.6m Sco
 


the cluster from the head of the False Comet
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 77
 
Gxy 6.8m Cen
Centaurus A
 


Cen A, ω Cen
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 78
 
GC 6.3m CrA
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 79
 
GC 6.9m Vel
 


from a wide field image, the cluster is in the center
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 80
 
GC 3.9m Cen
omega Cen
 


Cen A, ω Cen
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 81
 
GC 7.8m Ara
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 82
 
OC 5.2m Ara
 


C 82 is the cluster below the central nebulosity
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 83
 
Gxy 8.9m Cen
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 84
 
GC 7.4m Cen
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 85
 
OC 2.5m Vel
Omicron Velorum Cluster
 


C 85 is near the image center
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 86
 
GC 5.3m Ara
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 87
 
GC 8.3m Hor
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 88
 
OC 7.9m Cir
 


Centered to Caldwell 88, cropped from wide angle
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 89
 
OC 5.4m Nor
S Norma Cluster
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 90
 
PN 9.7m Car
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 91
 
OC 3m Car
Wishing Well Cluster, Kívánság-kút halmaz
 


the cluster is on the left
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 92
 
Neb 10m Car
η Car, eta Car nebula, η Carinae-köd, éta Carinae-köd
 


Carina Nebula, 21×3 min, ISO 800
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 93
 
GC 5.3m Pav
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 94
 
OC 4.2m Cru
kappa Crucis cluster, κ Cru cluster, Jewel Box, Ékszerdoboz halmaz
 


wide field showing many dso’s
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 95
 
OC 5.1m TrA
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 96
 
OC 3.8m Car
 


C 96 is the prominent cluster to the left
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 97
 
OC 5.3m Cen
Pearl Cluster
 


The prominent cluster on the right
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 98
 
OC 6.9m Cru
 


the marked cluster
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 99
 
DN 0m Cru
Coalsack, Coalsack Nebula, Szeneszsák
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 100
 
OC+Neb 4.5m Cen
λ Cen nebula, lambda Cen nebula, the Running Chicken Nebula
 

[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 101
 
Gxy 8.8m Pav
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 102
 
OC 1.9m Car
Southern Pleiades, Theta Car Cluster, Déli Plejádok
 


the cluster is below the line connecting the Running Chicken and the Carina Nebula, forms a nice triangle with the nebulae
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 103
 
Neb 8.2m Dor
Tarantula nebula
 


top left part of the LMC
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 104
 
GC 6.8m Tuc
 


the globular cluster in the lower right corner
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 105
 
GC 8.4m Mus
 


the fuzzy star on the lower left, cropped from a wide field photo
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 106
 
GC 4m Tuc
47 Tuc
 


the globular cluster bottom left from the SMC
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 107
 
GC 9.2m Aps
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 108
 
GC 7.2m Mus
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]

C 109
 
PN 11.6m Cha
 
[link] [wiki] [photo planner]
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Jól kalibrált monitoron mindegyik számnál elkülönülő árnyalat látszik. Ha mégsem látszanak, akkor a megjelenített képek színhiányosan rajzolódnak ki. A monitort valószínűleg kalibrálni kell.

You should see distinct shades for each number. If those shades are not clearly visible, the displayed pictures will lack accuracy. Your display most likely needs to be calibrated (brightness, gamma, contrast etc.).