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Old 16-02-2009, 11:30 PM
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erick (Eric)
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Originally Posted by Dave47tuc View Post

Be something you can do at Snake valley camp this March.
You read my mind, Dave! Yes, this weekend (Mar 28) is the only weekend listed in 2009 to conduct a successful MM!

Thanks John, that sounds like the approach. I have located lists in "viewing order" with plenty of hints to deal with the difficult ones. Particularly M74 and M77 that have to be nabbed in dusk and M30 in dawn. I suspect our southerly latitude will make these early and late ones a great challenge.

I can probably get a head start with the excel spreadsheet on this page:-

http://www.astro-tom.com/messier/mar...thon_order.htm

I've already decided to cheat and use the Argo Navis-directed scope for those I cannot find quickly in binoculars - shame on me!
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