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Deep Sky Objects - Messier Catalog
iPhone Astrophotography

Updated: 10 August 2020

Messier Catalog objects taken with an Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and Meade 12" LX600 telescope, unless otherwise noted. Unless noted, all images taken with the iOS app NightCap Camera (current version as of the image date). Click a thumbnail to see a larger version. My previous iPhone 8 Plus Messier Catalog Astrophotography album is still available.

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M1
Crab Nebula
19 December 2019
Afocal 81X
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M2
Globular Cluster
20 October 2019
Afocal 163X
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M3
Globular Cluster
24 April 2020
Afocal 163X



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M4
Globular Cluster
13 June 2020
Afocal 163X
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M5
Globular Cluster
25 April 2020
Afocal 163X
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M6
Butterfly Cluster Open Cluster
6 July 2020
Afocal 81X



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M7
Ptolemy's Cluster Open Cluster
6 July 2020
Afocal 81X
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M8
Lagoon Nebula
6 July 2020
Afocal 81X
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M9
Globular Cluster
13 June 2020
Afocal 163X



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M10
Globular Cluster
8 June 2020
Afocal 163X
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M11
Wild Duck Cluster
18 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M12
Globular Cluster
8 June 2020
Afocal 163X



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M13
Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
18 October 2019
Afocal 163X
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M14
Globular Cluster
9 August 2020
Afocal 163X
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M15
Globular Cluster
19 October 2019
Afocal 163X



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M16
Eagle Nebula
6 July 2020
Afocal 81X
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M17
Swan Nebula
18 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M18
Open Cluster
6 July 2020
Afocal 81X



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M19
Globular Cluster
13 June 2020
Afocal 163X
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M20
Trifid Nebula
9 August 2020
Afocal 81X
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M21
Open Cluster
9 August 2020
Afocal 81X



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M22
Globular Cluster
5 August 2020
Afocal 163X
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M23
Open Cluster
9 August 2020
Afocal 81X
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M24
Sagittarius Star Cloud
9 August 2020
Afocal 81X



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M25
Open Cluster
9 August 2020
Afocal 81X
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M26
Open Cluster
9 August 2020
Afocal 81X
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M27
Dumbbell Nebula
19 October 2019
Afocal 81X



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M28
Globular Cluster
9 August 2020
Afocal 163X
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M29
Open Cluster
19 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M30
Globular Cluster
20 October 2019
Afocal 163X



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M31
Andromeda Galaxy
20 October 2019
Afocal 49X
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M32
Andromeda Satellite Galaxy
20 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M33
Triangulum Galaxy
20 October 2019
Afocal 49X



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M34
Open Cluster
29 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M35
Open Cluster
19 December 2019
Afocal 81X
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M36
Open Cluster
19 December 2019
Afocal 81X



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M37
Open Cluster
19 December 2019
Afocal 81X
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M38
Open Cluster
19 December 2019
Afocal 81X
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M39
Open Cluster
20 October 2019
Afocal 81X



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M40
Double Star
19 March 2020
Afocal 81X
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M41
Open Cluster
25 January 2020
Afocal 81X
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M42
Great Orion Nebula
2 January 2020
Afocal 81X (Night Mode)



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M43
Nebula
2 January 2020
Afocal 81X
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M44 Praesepe, Beehive Cluster
Open Cluster
26 January 2020
1X lens + 8X telephoto, SkyTracker Pro
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M45
Pleiades Open Cluster
19 October 2019
1X lens + 8X telephoto, SkyTracker Pro



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M46 & NGC2438 Planetary Nebula
Open Cluster
15 February 2020
afocal 81X
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M47
Open Cluster
15 February 2020
afocal 81X
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M48
Open Cluster
15 February 2020
afocal 81X



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M49
Galaxy
10 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M50
Open Cluster
15 February 2020
afocal 81X
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M51
Whirlpool Galaxy
14 April 2020
afocal 81X



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M52
Open Cluster
29 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M53
Globular Cluster
10 April 2020
afocal 163X
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M54
Globular Cluster
5 August 2020
Afocal 163X



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M55
Globular Cluster
20 October 2019
Afocal 163X
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M56
Globular Cluster
18 October 2019
Afocal 163X
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M57
Ring Nebula
18 October 2019
Afocal 163X



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M58
Galaxy
10 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M59
Galaxy
10 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M60
Galaxy
10 April 2020
afocal 81X



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M61
Galaxy
10 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M62
Globular Cluster
13 June 2020
Afocal 163X
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M63
Sunflower Galaxy
24 April 2020
Afocal 163X



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M64
Blackeye Galaxy
14 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M65
Galaxy
24 February 2020
Afocal 81X
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M66
Galaxy
24 February 2020
Afocal 81X



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M67
Open Cluster
15 February 2020
afocal 81X
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M68
Globular Cluster
14 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M69
Globular Cluster
5 August 2020
Afocal 163X



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M70
Globular Cluster
5 August 2020
Afocal 163X
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M71
Globular Cluster
19 October 2019
Afocal 163X
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M72
Globular Cluster
19 October 2019
Afocal 163X



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M73
Open Cluster
19 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M74
Galaxy
29 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M75
Globular Cluster
19 October 2019
Afocal 163X



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M76
Little Dumbbell Nebula
29 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M77
Galaxy
31 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M78
Nebula
2 January 2020
Afocal 81X



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M79
Globular Cluster
17 January 2020
Afocal 163X
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M80
Globular Cluster
13 June 2020
Afocal 163X
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M81
Bode's Galaxy
19 February 2020
Afocal 81X



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M82
Cigar Galaxy
19 February 2020
Afocal 81X
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M83
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
11 May 2020
Afocal 81X
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M84
Galaxy
14 April 2020
afocal 81X



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M85
Galaxy
14 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M86
Galaxy
14 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M87
Galaxy
15 April 2020
afocal 81X



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M88
Galaxy
15 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M89
Galaxy
15 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M90
Galaxy
15 April 2020
afocal 81X



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M91
Galaxy
15 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M92
Globular Cluster
18 October 2019
Afocal 163X
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M93
Open Cluster
15 February 2020
afocal 81X



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M94
Galaxy
15 April 2020
afocal 81X
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M95
Galaxy
24 February 2020
Afocal 81X
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M96
Galaxy
24 February 2020
Afocal 81X



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M97
Owl Nebula
26 February 2020
Afocal 81X
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M98
Galaxy
16 April 2020
Afocal 81X
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M99
Galaxy
16 April 2020
Afocal 81X



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M100
Galaxy
16 April 2020
Afocal 81X
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M101
Pinwheel Galaxy
24 April 2020
Afocal 163X
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M102
Galaxy
24 April 2020
Afocal 163X



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M103
Open Cluster
29 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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M104
Sombrero Galaxy
16 April 2020
Afocal 81X
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M105
Galaxy
15 March 2020
Afocal 81X



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M106
Galaxy
16 April 2020
Afocal 81X
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M107
Globular Cluster
13 June 2020
Afocal 163X
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M108
Galaxy
15 March 2020
Afocal 81X



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M109
Galaxy
16 April 2020
Afocal 81X
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M110
Andromeda Satellite Galaxy
20 October 2019
Afocal 81X
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