Mark’s Quasi-Practicable Drift Messier Objects Starter stars greater than 6




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Mark’s Quasi-Practicable Drift Messier Objects

(Starter stars greater than 6th mag, or at least it has a designation, within ca. 1° North or South)


M1 – 4.88 mag 114 Tauri just north and east of zeta Tauri – about 7 minutes

M2 – 4.32 mag 71 Aquilae – about 55 minutes

M3 – 4.26 mag Beta Comae Berenices – about 30 minutes

M4 – 2.88 mag Pi Scorpii – about 24 minutes (and about 3-4 minutes later, NGC 6144!)

M5 – 4.40 mag 110 Virginis – about 16 minutes

(M6 & 7 are brighter, so I’ll skip them ;) )

M8 – 4.17 mag 44 Ophiuchi – about 38 minutes

M9 – 6.26 mag 29 Ophiuchi – about 17 minutes; or 4.42 mag Chi Ophiuchi – about 52 minutes

M10 – 2.74 mag Delta Ophiuchi – about 43 minutes

M11 – (well, star-hopping from Lambda Aquilae still seems the best…)

M12 – 5.75 mag 12 Ophiuchi – about 12 minutes; or 5.40 mag 25 Ophiuci – about 60 minutes (!)

M13 – (bright enough, recognizable location…)

M14 – 2.74 mag Delta Ophiuchi - about 83 minutes

M15 – 5.58 mag 15 Delphini – about 34 minutes

M16 – 4.43 mag Nu Serpentis – about 57 minutes

M17 – 3.54 mag Zeta Sepentis – about 42 minutes

M18 – 6.26 mag 6 Sagittarii – about 18 minutes

M19 – 0.96 mag Alpha Scorpii (Antares) - about 33 minutes

M20 & M21 – (best I could do) 6.18 mag HD 161644 in Sagittarius – about 15 minutes

M22 – 4.76 mag 4 Sagittarii – about 36 minutes (but easier to star-hop from Lambda Sagittarii)

M23 - 6.26 mag 29 Ophiuchi – about 55 minutes

M24 – (is large and bright, recognizable Milky Way location)

M25 – 5.75 mag HD168608 in Sagittarius – about 10 minutes; (also just East of M24); or 6.26 mag 29 Ophiuchi – about 89 minutes

M26 – 4.68 mag Zeta Scuti – about 22 minutes

M27 – 4.95 mag 12 Vulpeculae – about 8 minutes

M28 - 4.76 mag 4 Sagittarii – about 24 minutes (but easier to star-hop from Lambda Sagittarii)

M29 – 6.17 mag BU 1481 AB – abot 17 minutes (easier to star-hop to this recognizable cluster from Gamma Cygni)

M30 – 3.74 mag Zeta Capricorni – about 14 minutes

M31-32-110 (bright enough, recognizable location…)

M33 – 4,51 mag Tau Piscium – 23 minutes

M34 – 2.26 mag Gamma Andromedae (Almach) – about 38 minutes (BONUS: NGC 891 along the way at 17 minutes!)

M35 – 4.86 mag 132 Tauri – about 19 minutes (easier to star-hop from Mu Geminorum)

M36 – 5.07 mag Phi Aurigae – about 8 minutes; or easier to locate 2.69 mag Iota Aurigae- 39 minutes

M37 – 4.76 mag Chi Aurigae – about 20 minutes; or easier to locate 2.69 mag Iota Aurigae- 55 minutes

M38 – (not really a good one) 6.07 mag HD31327 – about 31 minutes - (easier to star-hop North from Phi Aurigae)

M39 - (not really a good one) 5.31 mag HD204411 – about 5 minutes (Probably can find it in the finder more easily)

M40 – 5.55 mag 70 Ursae Majoris (just near Delta UMa)– same field 17’ N and 1 minute East

M41 – 5.52 mag HD43955 – about 28 minutes; or in same field just North of 12 Canis Majoris - (probably easier in your finder South of Sirius)

M42 & 43, M44, M45 (bright enough, recognizable locations…)

M46 & M47 – 4.97 mag HD60414 in Monoceros – about 2 minutes to M47 (and NGC 2423 about 1° N), about 20 minutes to M46 (& NGC 2438!)

M48 – (not really a good one) 5.76 mag FIN 325 – about 20 minutes (easier to star-hop from 4.34 mag Zeta Hydrae)

M49 – 4.12 mag omicron Virginis – about 24 minutes

M50 - not really a good one) 5.96 mag RST4329 – about 3 minutes, or 5.27 mag 7 Monocerotis – about 44 minutes

M51 – 5.84 mag HD112264 in Canes Venaticorum – about 36 minutes - (star-hop from Eta Ursae Majoris)

M52 – (not a good one; better to go about 1° South 4 Cassiopeiae)

M53 – 5.22 mag Alpha Comae Berenices – about 2 minutes (and about 3-4 minutes later, NGC 5053)

M54 – 5.60 mag 18 Sagittarii – about 30 minutes; or 2.70 mag Delta Sagittarii – about 34 minutes

M55 - 5.50 mag HD177074 in Sagittarius – about 36 minutes; or 2.60 mag Zeta Sagittarii – about 38 minutes (a bit over 1° South)

M56 – 6.06 mag HD177809 in Lyra – about 11 minutes; or 5.98 mag 19 Lyrae, about 4 minutes

M57 – 3.45 mag Beta Lyrae – about 3 minutes (within about 1° anyway)

M58-59-60 – (there isn’t a good one, better to star-hop North from 4.88 mag Rho Virginis) 3.94 mag Iota Leonis –about 74-79-81 minutes

M61 –(star-hop North from 4.96 mag 16 Virginis)

M62 – (star-hop from 2.29 mag Epsilon Scorpii)

M63 – M94 – 4.26 mag Beta Canes Venaticorum – about 41 minutes and 16 minutes (respectively)

M64 – 4.90 mag 35 Comae Berenices – about 3 minutes

M65-66 – 5.32 mag 73 Leonis – about 3 min and 4 min, respectively (and NGC 3628 about 1° North!)

M67 – 5.50 mag 27 Cancri – about 24 minutes

M68 – within 1° of 5.45 mag B230 in Hydra (or star-hop South from 2.65 mag Beta Corvi)

M69 – (star-hop Northeast from 1.89 mag Epsilon Sagittarii)

M70 – 13 minutes after M69!

M71 – 6.23 mag 9 Sagittae – about 2 minutes (within 1°)

M72 – 4.76 mag Nu Capricorni (just near Alpha Cap) – about 33 minutes

M73 – about 5.5 minutes after M72!

M74 – 3.62 mag Etac Piscium – about 5 minutes

M75 – 5.59 mag 50 Sagittarii – about 40 minutes

M76 – (easier to star-hop from 4.07 mag Phi Persei)

M77 – 4.07 mag Delta Ceti – about 3 minutes (within 1°; and NGC 1055!)

M78 – 2.25 mag Delta Orionis – about 14 minutes

M79 – 5.06 mag HJ3752AB – about 3 minutes (within 1°); or star-hop from Epsilon Leporis

M80 – 2.32 mag Delta Scorpii – about 17 minutes

M81-82 – 4.56 mag 24 Ursae Majoris – about 21 minutes (M81 South of M82)

M83 – (There’s NOTHING nearby; star-hop from 3.27 mag Pi Hydrae)

M84-86-87-89-90 – (there’s nothing nearby) - 5.32 mag 73 Leonis – about 69 min (M84 & 86), 74 min (M87), 87 min (M89), 88 min (M90)

M85 – 4.74 mag 11 Virginis – about 5 min

M86 – see M84

M87 – see M84

M88 – see M98

M89 – see M84

M90 – see M84

M91 – see M98

M92 – 4.20 mag Sigma Herculis – about 33 min

M93 – 3.02 mag Omicron 2 Canis Majoris – about 41 min

M94 – see M63

M95-96-105 – 1.35 mag Alpha Leonis (Regulus) – about 36 min (M 95 & 96, same field), 39 min M105

M97 – 5.10 mag 44 Ursae Majoris – about 21 min (easier to star-hop from 2.37 mag Beta Ursae Majoris)

M98-99-88-91 - 2.14 mag Beta Leonis – about 15 min, 20 min, 33 min, 33 min (respectively)

M100 – 5.63 mag 95 Leonis – about 26 min

M101 – M102 – 2.27 mag Zeta Ursae Majoris (Mizar) – M101 about 39 minutes; M102 (NGC 5866) – 63 minutes later (better to star-hop from 3.29 mag Iota Draconis)

M103 – 2.68 mag Delta Cassiopeiae – about 7 minutes

M104 – star-hop from Eta Corvi North and East to Stargate asterism; 4 minutes from Stargate to M104

M105 – see M95

M106 – 3.71 mag Chi Ursae Majoris – about 33 minutes

M107 – 5.78 mag 11 Librae – about 25 minutes

M108 - 2.37 mag Beta Ursae Majoris – about 9 min



M109 – 2.44 mag Gamma Ursae Majoris – about 3 min (within 1°)

M110 – see M32


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