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Here is a list of Messier objects sorted by number together with my ratings. Objects observed with a narrowband filter have two entries, one for the object as it appears without a filter and one with an appended f (e.g. M97f) for the object as it appears through my Lumicon UHC filter.

Obj S178S70U178U70 TypeConRADec MagPBrtSBrtSize
M1 2B3C3C4C SNRTau05:34.5+22:01 8.4----20.56x4
M2 2B2B2B3C GCLAqr21:33.5-00:49 6.516.620.713
M3 1B2B2B3C GCLCVn13:42.2+28:23 6.216.820.816
M4 2A3C4B4C GCLSco16:23.6-26:32 5.618.021.326
M5 1A2B1A2B GCLSer15:18.6+02:05 5.716.620.517
M6 2B2B2B2B OCLSco17:40.1-32:13 4.0----19.120
M7 2B2B2B2B OCLSco17:53.9-34:49 3.0----21.180
M8 2B3B3C4C C/NSgr18:03.8-24:23 5.0----21.650x30
M8f 2A3B2B3C C/NSgr18:03.8-24:23 -----------50x30
M9 3C3C3C4C GCLOph17:19.2-18:31 7.717.821.29.3
M10 2A2B3B3C GCLOph16:57.1-04:06 6.617.921.115
M11 1A2B1A2B OCLSct18:51.1-06:16 5.8----20.214
M12 2A2B3B3C GCLOph16:47.2-01:57 6.718.521.215
M13 1A2B1A2B GCLHer16:41.7+36:28 5.816.920.617
M14 2B3C3C4C GCLOph17:37.6-03:15 7.6----21.612
M15 2A2B2A2B GCLPeg21:30.0+12:10 6.216.320.212
M16 2B2B2C2B C/NSer18:18.8-13:47 6.0----20.718x15
M16f 2A2B2B3C C/NSer18:18.8-13:47 -----------18x15
M17 2B3B2B3B NEBSgr18:20.8-16:11 6.0----21.425x20
M17f 2A2B2A2B NEBSgr18:20.8-16:11 -----------25x20
M18 3C3C3C3C OCLSgr18:19.9-17:08 6.9----20.39.0
M19 3C3C3C4C GCLOph17:02.6-26:16 6.817.321.214
M20 4C4C5D-- C/NSgr18:02.3-23:02 6.3----21.930x20
M20f 3C3C4C-- C/NSgr18:02.3-23:02 -----------30x20
M21 3C3C3C3C OCLSgr18:04.6-22:30 5.9----20.113
M22 1A2B1B2B GCLSgr18:36.4-23:54 5.117.420.624
M23 2B2B2B2B OCLSgr17:56.8-19:01 5.5----21.327
M24 3B3B3B3C OTHSgr18:16.9-18:29 3.1----20.595x35
M25 2B2B2B3C OCLSgr18:31.6-19:15 4.6----20.529
M26 3C3C3C-- OCLSct18:45.2-09:24 8.0----21.18.0
M27 1B2B2B3C PLNVul19:59.6+22:43 7.318.420.18.0x5.7
M27f 1A2B2B2B PLNVul19:59.6+22:43 -----------8.0x5.7
M28 2B2B2B3C GCLSgr18:24.5-24:52 6.817.020.611
M29 2B2B2B3C OCLCyg20:23.9+38:32 7.0----19.97.0
M30 2B2C2B2C GCLCap21:40.4-23:11 7.217.521.011
M31 1A1B2B2C GALAnd00:42.7+41:16 3.416.622.2191x62
M32 2C3C2C3C GALAnd00:42.7+40:52 8.117.721.18.7x6.5
M33 3A3B4C4C GALTri01:33.9+30:39 5.720.123.071x42
M34 2B2B2B2B OCLPer02:42.0+42:47 5.2----21.535
M35 1A2B1A3B OCLGem06:08.9+24:20 5.1----21.028
M36 2B2B2B2B OCLAur05:36.1+34:08 6.0----20.012
M37 1A2B2A3B OCLAur05:52.4+32:33 5.6----21.124
M38 2B2B2B3C OCLAur05:28.4+35:50 6.4----21.621
M39 2B2B2B2B OCLCyg21:32.2+48:26 4.6----20.832
M40 2C3C2C4C OTHUMa12:22.3+58:05 9.1----17.50.9
M41 2B2B2B2B OCLCMa06:46.0-20:46 4.5----21.038
M42 1A1A1A2A C/NOri05:35.4-05:27 4.0----20.540x35
M43 2B2C2C3C C/NOri05:35.6-05:16 9.0----22.610
M44 2B1A2B1A OCLCnc08:40.1+19:59 3.1----21.695
M45 1A1A1A1A OCLTau03:47.0+24:07 1.2----19.8100
M46 2A2B2A3B OCLPup07:41.8-14:49 6.1----21.927
M47 2B2B2B2B OCLPup07:36.6-14:30 4.4----20.430
M48 2B2B2B2B OCLHya08:13.8-05:48 5.8----21.830
M49 2C3C3C3C GALVir12:29.8+08:00 8.418.721.810x8.3
M50 2B2B2B3B OCLMon07:02.8-08:21 5.9----20.516
M51 2A3B3B4C GALCVn13:29.9+47:12 8.419.321.711x6.9
M52 1A2B2B3C OCLCas23:24.2+61:35 6.9----21.113
M53 2B2B2B3C GCLCom13:12.9+18:10 7.617.921.813
M54 3B3B3B3C GCLSgr18:55.1-30:29 7.616.921.09.1
M55 3C4C4C4C GCLSgr19:40.0-30:58 6.319.021.319
M56 3C3C3C4C GCLLyr19:16.6+30:11 8.318.721.27.1
M57 1A2B2A3B PLNLyr18:53.6+33:02 8.817.817.81.4x1.0
M58 3C3C3C5D GALVir12:37.7+11:49 9.719.421.95.9x4.7
M59 2C3C4C-- GALVir12:42.0+11:39 9.619.421.55.4x3.7
M60 2C3C3C4C GALVir12:43.7+11:33 8.818.821.57.4x6.0
M61 3C4C5D-- GALVir12:21.9+04:28 9.719.922.36.5x5.8
M62 2C3C3C3C GCLOph17:01.2-30:07 6.516.620.914
M63 2B3B3B4C GALCVn13:15.8+42:02 8.619.322.213x7.2
M64 2B2C3C4C GALCom12:56.7+21:41 8.518.921.510x5.4
M65 2C3D3C4D GALLeo11:18.9+13:05 9.319.321.69.8x2.9
M66 2B2C2B3C GALLeo11:20.2+12:59 8.919.021.59.1x4.2
M67 1A2B2B3C OCLCnc08:51.6+11:49 6.9----22.525
M68 3C4C---- GCLHya12:39.5-26:45 7.818.921.812
M69 3C3C3C3C GCLSgr18:31.4-32:21 7.617.520.57.1
M70 3B3C3B4C GCLSgr18:43.2-32:18 7.917.821.07.8
M71 3B3C3C3C GCLSge19:53.8+18:47 8.219.021.17.2
M72 3C4C3C4C GCLAqr20:53.5-12:32 9.319.321.85.9
M73 3C4C4C-- OTHAqr20:59.1-12:38 9.6----18.21.0
M74 4D5D5D-- GALPsc01:36.7+15:47 9.420.523.111x9.6
M75 3C3C3C3C GCLSgr20:06.1-21:55 8.517.821.06.0
M76 2B4C3B-- PLNPer01:42.4+51:34 10.118.620.42.7x1.8
M77 2C3C3C4D GALCet02:42.7-00:01 8.918.421.67.1x6.0
M78 3B3B3B4C NEBOri05:46.7+00:03 8.0----20.88x6
M79 2B3B3C3C GCLLep05:24.5-24:33 7.717.721.08.7
M80 2B3B2B3B GCLSco16:17.0-22:59 7.317.020.78.9
M81 2B2B2B3B GALUMa09:55.6+69:04 6.917.822.027x14
M82 2A2B2A3B GALUMa09:55.8+69:41 8.418.821.211x4.3
M83 3C5D4C-- GALHya13:37.0-29:52 7.518.621.613x12
M84 2C3C3C5D GALVir12:25.1+12:53 9.119.021.66.5x5.6
M85 2C3C3C5D GALCom12:25.4+18:11 9.119.121.77.1x5.5
M86 2C3C3C5D GALVir12:26.2+12:57 8.919.221.88.9x5.8
M87 2C3C3C4C GALVir12:30.8+12:24 8.618.921.68.3x6.6
M88 2B3C3C5D GALCom12:32.0+14:25 9.619.621.76.9x3.7
M89 3C4C3C5D GALVir12:35.7+12:33 9.819.321.95.1x4.7
M90 3C4C4C-- GALVir12:36.8+13:10 9.519.822.29.6x4.4
M91 4C5C5D-- GALCom12:35.4+14:30 10.220.222.25.4x4.3
M92 1A2B2B3B GCLHer17:17.1+43:08 6.416.520.211
M93 2B2B2B3B OCLPup07:44.6-23:52 6.2----21.522
M94 2C3C3C3C GALCVn12:50.9+41:07 8.217.721.811x9.1
M95 3C4C4C-- GALLeo10:44.0+11:42 9.719.722.27.4x5.0
M96 2C3C3C4D GALLeo10:46.8+11:49 9.319.221.97.6x5.3
M97 3C3C5D-- PLNUMa11:14.8+55:01 9.921.121.13.3
M97f 2B2C3C4C PLNUMa11:14.8+55:01 -----------3.3
M98 4C4D---- GALCom12:13.8+14:54 10.120.322.39.8x2.8
M99 3C3C4C-- GALCom12:18.8+14:25 9.919.922.05.4x4.7
M100 3C4C5C-- GALCom12:22.9+15:49 9.420.022.27.4x6.3
M101 3B4B5C-- GALUMa14:03.2+54:21 7.920.323.829x27
M103 2B3C3B3C OCLCas01:33.2+60:42 7.4----19.96.0
M104 2B2C2B3C GALVir12:40.0-11:37 8.018.321.08.7x6.3
M105 3C3C3C4D GALLeo10:47.8+12:35 9.318.921.55.4x4.8
M106 2B3C3C4C GALCVn12:19.0+47:18 8.419.222.419x7.2
M107 3C4C4C-- GCLOph16:32.5-13:03 7.919.221.510
M108 3C4D4D-- GALUMa11:11.5+55:40 10.019.821.88.7x2.2
M109 3C4D4C-- GALUMa11:57.6+53:23 9.820.422.37.6x4.7
M110 3C3C4C5C GALAnd00:40.4+41:41 8.119.822.722x11

For a key to this table, see Key to the Tables.