Original Messier Catalog of 1781
Here the original version of the Messier Catalog of 1781 is presented,
as printed in the Connoissance des Temps for 1784
The images of the catalog presented here were created by
Bernard Trézéguet from the copy of the relevant volume of
the Connoissance des Temps owned by the
Bureau de Longitudes (BDL), Paris,
and are presented here with the consent of the President of BDL.
- Charles Messier, 1781.
Catalogue des Nébuleuses & des amas d'Étoiles.
Connoissance des Temps for 1784 (published 1781), pp. 227-267