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Astronomy:   The Charles Messier Catalog

Astronomy: The Charles Messier Catalog

The Standard Messier Catalog provides an excellent guide for amateur astronomers to help them identify and learn more about the 110 brightest objects (nubulae, star clusters, and galaxies) in our night sky listed by French Astronomer Charles Messier. Note:  The Caldwell Catalogue (Wikipedia, 2014) is a complement to the Messier Catalog.


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