10 in. Odyssey Dob. f/4.5 26mm Meade Super Plossl 17mm & 13mm TV Plossls 8mm RKE 2.5x TV Barlow Telrad 8x50 RA finder 8x42 Binoculars Uranometria 1 & 2 "Get out of Dodge"...and go scopin'!
David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
Quote:I wonder what old Charles Messier would think of us and these Messier Marathons if he were around today? You think he would want to spend all night chasing down all of them?
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* Celestron NS11 GPS - Stellarvue Raptor 90mm APO* Vixen Ultima 8X56 - Fujinon 10X50 FMT-SX - Nikon 7X50 ProStar - Vanguard Endeavor ED 8X42 - Nikon Action Ex. 7X35More cowbell please!
Quote:I think old Charles would absolutely love to look through todays telescopes at his list of objects. He would be amazed at what he discovered and documented !!
Quote:>>>>> they were originally recorded as objects to avoid while looking for comets.You know, that is an oft repeated piece of knowledge that we all know (and repeat). But that explanation did not come up until long after he started making his list. He had published his list, and it had been around for a long time. It included things like the Beehive and Pleiades--things that would never be mistaken for comets. I wonder how true it is to say he was just trying to make a list of things that were not comets even though they looked like them. (But yeah, he would be weirded out by all of us Marathoning him.--What he would have called a "Me Marathon.")Alex
Quote:I wonder what would happen if I showed up for a M.M., but declined to participate in the marathon and just went about observing what I wanted to observe?
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1850/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 11
Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
David Moody, FRAS 17.5" f/5 dob 10" f/10 SCT 5" f/8 refractor 80mm f/6 refractor 66mm f/6 refractor Plus a few others out of the rotation
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