Quotes by Charles Messier

About Charles Messier:

Charles Messier was a French astronomer most notable for publishing an astronomical catalogue consisting of nebulae and star clusters that came to be known as the 110 "Messier objects". The purpose of the catalogue was to help astronomical observers, in particular comet hunters such as himself, distinguish between permanent and transient visually diffuse objects in the sky.

Author Bio

  • NameCharles Messier
  • DescriptionFrench astronomer
  • BornJune 26, 1730
  • DiedApril 12, 1817
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionAstronomer
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society