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The Messier Objects

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 This is a compilation of images taken with a Meade Pictor 416 CCD camera and a 10" LX200.
Each link will provide information about the respective Messier Objects.
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The Messier Image Map was the Astronomy Picture of the Day  on 3/18/1999 and 3/11/2000.

 It has also been published in The Universe 365 Days
This book has great pictures taken from  Astronomy Picture of the Day

This image was published in this book in 1999.
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