NCKAS Messier Site

A Messier marathon is an attempt, usually organized by amateur astronomers, to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep-sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).

Here are some great Wikipedia links for background:

Here are some great Messier Marathon Links from SEDS:

About nckas

North Central Kansas Astronomical Society is a group of Amatuer Astronomers in the Manhattan Kansas area
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