Messier's Greatest Hits
Are you new to sky watching and want to see the big attractions first? Here is a short list of the most spectacular objects for the beginning backyard astronomer. Call them "Messier's Top 30" (plus a few). They are appropriate subjects for viewing with either binoculars or small telescopes (8" or less).
The list is oriented to viewers near the North 40 degree latitude line. (Note: if you have trouble seeing a drawing, click on the link again.)
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