Messier Marathon in HC
Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:51 PM
Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:32 AM
Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:10 AM
Let me preface this by saying, I don't care personally one way or the other. But, I think I read somewhere that doing the marathon or completing the Messier observing list didn't count if it was done with a goto mount. Or at least that is the impression that I have from reading something somewhere.
At any rate, I don't care how people do it. I think having a tour of the proper sequence for the marathon is a great idea. Just being out trying to observe all these objects in one night (or as many as you can get) is an experience that I think everyone should try.
Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:44 PM
Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:47 PM
Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:09 AM
Our club also says that to be recognized as a "true" marathon it must be completed without GOTO, although I believe DSC's are considered OK.
Great idea to have it in the HC though.