Founder of Messier Objects was Charles Messier. Originally these astronomical objects fell into list called “Catalogue des Nébuleuses et des Amas d’Étoiles” (“Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters”).
Brief history of The Messier Objects
This astronomical object catalogue first appeared in Memoirs of the French Academy of Sciences in 1771. Catalogued as initial 45 objects in 1774 in the journal of French Academy of Science, in Paris. This incomplete catalogue obtained just only 17 objects observed by Charles Messier himself out of 45 listed. With years the list grew and by 1780 it contained 80 objects and by 1781 it had 103 astronomical objects listed in the catalogue. However. Time passed and it was though that the Messier’s List was incorrect, and other astronomers using his notes eventually filled it to 110 objects we know the list today.