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Charles Messier's first documented observation was that of the Mercury transit of 6 May, 1753.
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Le ciel de Charles Messier

On this day in 1730, Charles Messier was born.



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The Messier Catalogue



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Charles Messier (26 June 1730 - 12 April 1817) was a French astronomer  most notable for publishing an astronomical catalogue consisting of deep sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters that came to be known as the 103 "Messier objects".

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