RA (1660) Dec (1660) Id DescriptionAn asterix (*) marks entries Messier has found to be non-existent and described in his List of Objects reported by previos observers but not found by Messier himself.
006:04:45 39:27:57 N M31 In Andromeda's Girdle, 300:02:53 20:01:53 S - * In Forehead of Capricorn, 301:59:55 19:11:30 S - * Another preceding the Eye of Capricorn, 302:35:09 19:36:00 S - * Another following it, 302:25:31 18:48:58 S - * One above those, adjoining to the Eye of Capricorn, 304:54:08 47:54:20 N - * Preceding above the Swan's Tail, and last in its N. Foot 312:10:05 53:05:20 N - * One following a Star above the Swan's Tail, out of the Constellation 264:52:64 48:09:10 N - On the outside of Hercules left Foot 265:38:37 38:05:50 N - In the left Leg of Hercules, 252:24:03 13:18:37 N - * On the Top of Hercules's Head, 332:38:45 03:03:12 N - * At the Ear of Pegasus, 272:32:34 14:23:35 S - In the Western Border of Sobieski's Shield, 219:26:15 09:16:27 S - Under the Beam of the Scales of Libra, 183:32:41 60:20:33 N [M40] Above the Back of Ursa major,
Derham lists two more objects in this list with elliptical coordinates, which were identified e.g. by De Cheseaux:
252:43:00 19:01:00 S NGC 6231? In the third joint of Scorpio's Tail, 264:32:00 11:25:00 S M7 Between Scorpio's Tail and the Bow of Sagittarius,Derham mentions that he also observed 5 of the 6 objects in Halley's list of 6 "Nebulae" (all but Omega Centauri which is too south), and found one, M11 in Antinous/Scutum, to be a cluster. References
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