Messier Marathon 2013 scheduled Saturday March 9!

Each Spring astronomy enthusiasts around the world test their mettle against the daunting challenge of observing all 110 Messier Objects in one night. Our twist is to image them – a much more difficult task, and everyone is invited to the party!  Click on the Messier 2013 link above to follow our imaging progress.

The 2012 marathon was a good success and a great time.  Although we were unable to come close to the 2011 New Mexico Tech record of 104 of 110 objects, we did manage a respectable 44 to 60 objects by our imagers – clouds moved in around 3:30 am and slowed things down considerably.  Click on the “Messier 2012” link to see the result of our efforts.

Here is a list or Messier Targets:

Messier Target PDF List

Messier in Order with Sizes PDF

This annual event is sponsored by the North Central Kansas Astronomical Society

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