Re: (IAAC) Messier IAAC challenge!
do you have, or like to make, a webpage just linking to the Messier
I'd love to include such thing in the one or other link list within the
SEDS Messier pages!
Best wishes, Hartmut
Lew Gramer schrieb:
> Hi, fellow observers! While browsing our archive today, I happened to
> look over the Messier objects observed, and discovered a few missing!
> And what's more, several other Messiers - while they do appear in the
> archive somewhere - still seemed woefully under-represented.
> And it just so happens that ALL of these "missing Messiers", and most
> all those needing further detail, happen to be visible right now! :)
> So I thought I'd send out an observing challenge to all readers: If
> you get the chance these next couple of lunations, why not put these
> bright "Old Chestnuts" on your observing list, and then send us on
> IAAC a log of just what you saw! Or mine your old Marathon logs, and
> share with us what you've seen in the past.
> Here are the Challenge Messiers:
> As of 04 Apr 2001, the IAAC does NOT have logs for these Messiers...
> M23, Open Cluster, Mag 5.5, Sagittarius.
> The NGC catalog describes this cluster as "B, vL, pRi, lC"
> M90, Spiral Galaxy, Mag 9.5, Virgo.
> The NGC catalog describes this galaxy as "pL, bMN"
> M91, Barred Spiral, Mag 10.2, Coma Berenices.
> The NGC catalog describes this galaxy as "B, L, lE, lbM"
> And these Messiers are nominally included, but could use more detail!
> M72, Globular Cluster, Mag 9.4, Aquarius.
> M73, Multiple Star, Mag 9, Aquarius.
> M84, Elliptical Galaxy, Mag 9.1, Virgo.
> M85, Spiral Galaxy, Mag 9.2, Coma Berenices.
> Clear skies!
> Lew Gramer
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