Thanks Patrick, Geoff and Mike.
A couple of years back I made an All Sky Messier Catalogue using the same magnitude limits as the Messier catalogue.
There were 365 objects in the ASMC. Most of them were found by 6 people.
William Herschel found 126, James Dunlop 50, Charles Messier 40, Pierre Mechain 26, John Herschel 20 and Nicolas Lacaille 19 of the 365 DSO.
I would like to see Dunlop get the recognition he deserves.
John Herschel was disappointed because he thought “the cream of the southern hemisphere had already been skimmed” by Dunlop.
Last edited by glenc; 04-09-2011 at 03:07 AM.