Definition of Messier, Charles in English:

Messier, Charles

proper noun

  • (1730–1817), French astronomer. He discovered a number of nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters, which he designated by M numbers. Almost all of these designations, such as M1 (the Crab Nebula), are still in use today.

Pronunciation

Messier, Charles

/mɛsje//ˈmɛsɪə/