Charles Messier was looking for a nebula but found this double star instead. It is one of the few items in the catalog that isn't a galaxy, cluster, or nebula. He may have been searching for the two galaxies visible at the edge of this frame.
|Telescope:||Celestron EdgeHD 9.25|
|Captured:||2022-07-28 to 2022-07-28|
|Total exposure:||20 m|
|Ra:||12h 22m 0.0s|
|Dec:||+58° 04' 36.205|
|Size:||33.17 x 21.471 arcmin|