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by Kirk Bender
by Kirk Bender
My Messier is a quick reference of Messier objects: a list of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters in astronomy.Each entry contains essential information for the object, such as size, brightness, and distance, as well as stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories and satellites. No internet connection is required for the basic data and images, but a link is provided to open a Wikipedia page on the object for more information if you do have internet.Convenient for experienced astronomers.Educational for novice stargazers.Impress your friends by instantly accessing facts on the objects they are seeing in your telescope.Make it your personal list by checking off objects you've seen, or intend to.Features:- Information on all 110 objects in the catalog compiled by the 18th century French astronomer Charles Messier.- Screen with explanation of the object data.- Support for Apple Watch! Holds information for all 110 objects on your wrist, including images. Supports Apple Watch complications for quick access.The object list shows at a glance the Messier number, common name or object type, the constellation it appears in, and a thumbnail image. Select an object for detailed information: - Image (most are in high resolution color), tap to zoom in.- Alternate designation, such as NGC number.- Common name or nickname, if any.- Type of object: galaxy, nebula, globular cluster, open cluster, etc.- Constellation in which it is found.- Location coordinates in right ascension and declination.- Visual magnitude (brightness).- Apparent size in degrees of arc.- Distance in light years.- An interesting fact about the object. - A link to a Wikipedia article for more information (internet access required).- A checkbox to mark objects you have observed, or wish to observe.