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Messier&-s -- Took 10 months
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:06:42 PM »
Tonight I finished finding all 110 Messier's.  It took 10 months observing through a little round patch of sky in the woods in which I live.  The journey was occasionally overwhelming.  The very first time that I saw Virgo and realized I needed to galaxy hop instead of star hop.  It was frustrating when 109 are there one moment and gone the next and you wonder exactly what he was thinking when he logged 73.
I used an ES AR 127 using a Televue 17 mm (48X) for many 110.  I know this is achieved in one night in Messier Marathons.  Mine was not a marathon, it was a nice walk in the park.
Rich
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