Messier Monday

For the past 40 weeks (or so) I have been writing a new thread on Twitter every Monday about a member of the Messier Catalogue, under the hashtag #MessierMonday. I've been doing it in order, so my next object is Messier 41. I can't believe I've been keeping it up for this long. Only 69 more to go after that! I'm hoping to put them all on here at some point, so watch this space! (No pun intended).

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Messier Objects