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Old 22-03-2009, 11:10 AM
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erick (Eric)

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Originally Posted by gary View Post
Hi Erick,

Great to hear you want to perform a Messier Marathon.

As mentioned by other respondents, an optimal way to observe them is
in ascending RA order.......
OK, I think I'm all setup, thanks Gary. Have uploaded a User Catalog containing 99 Messier objects. I've dropped out 11 that were >+50 deg as "no chance". Added a flag to the name of each for "easy", "moderate", "difficult", as per the literature, so I have an explanation if I am having difficulty seeing the object. Now I just need a clear night at camp and for everything to work!
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