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Here is my first submission towards a Messier Award.

I've decided not to use historical observations and reacquaint myself with the
whole set of Messier objects observable from this latitude using my 18 inch reflector.

Only 97 objects are observable from my latitude and some of those are marginal a few degrees above the north horizon. I need to set up my scope outside my property on the "street" to see low in the north. I won't exactly be dodging traffic. The street here is a large dead end patch of grass.

To qualify for my Messier 35, this first instalment of 37 objects were all observed last night in a 4 hour Messier "Half Marathon."
I had not observed some of these objects for a couple of decades.
Messier 35 submission Joe Cali.xlsx
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Joe Cali


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That's an awesome achievement for one night!

You put quite a bit of work into the spreadsheet too with all those hyperlinks!

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Graeme1858 wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:17 am That's an awesome achievement for one night!

You put quite a bit of work into the spreadsheet too with all those hyperlinks!

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Hi Graeme,
Thanks but the links are not mine.

Wikipedia put a lot of work into the Messier table with all those links.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_object

I copied it from them and edited it into a spreadsheet to make the logging sheet.

Observations are definitely mine, have the bags under my eyes to prove it :lol:

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Joe Cali

Bortle 1-2 skies, 148 E, 34 S

Amateur astronomer since 1978
Astronomical interests : astrophotography, visual observing, nightscape photography, solar eclipse chasing
asteroidal occultations, nightscape astrophotography workshops

web site : http://joe-cali.com/
Scopes: ATM 18" Dob, Vixen VC200L, ATM 6"f7, ED80, M70, Orion 102 Maksutov, ST80.
Mounts: Takahashi EM-200, iOptron iEQ45, Push dobsonian with Nexus DSC, three homemade EQ's.
Eyepieces: TV 31, 17, 12, 7 Naglers; D21, D14 Denkmeier’s; Pentax XW10, XW5, Unitron 40mm Kellner, Meade Or 25,12
Cameras : Pentax K1, K5, K01, K10D / VIDEO CAMS : TacosBD, Lihmsec.
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Thanks for the submission Joe and congrats on nabbing the 37 objects that you saw. Now I know why I started getting bags under my eyes a couple of years back when I was doing the M110.
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very nice joe,nice aperture too .
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yobbo89 wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:50 pm very nice joe,nice aperture too .
Hi Rob,
yes it makes up for middle aged eyes and then some.
Joe
"34 South: The Hilltops Observatory"
Central West NSW
AUSTRALIA
Joe Cali

Bortle 1-2 skies, 148 E, 34 S

Amateur astronomer since 1978
Astronomical interests : astrophotography, visual observing, nightscape photography, solar eclipse chasing
asteroidal occultations, nightscape astrophotography workshops

web site : http://joe-cali.com/
Scopes: ATM 18" Dob, Vixen VC200L, ATM 6"f7, ED80, M70, Orion 102 Maksutov, ST80.
Mounts: Takahashi EM-200, iOptron iEQ45, Push dobsonian with Nexus DSC, three homemade EQ's.
Eyepieces: TV 31, 17, 12, 7 Naglers; D21, D14 Denkmeier’s; Pentax XW10, XW5, Unitron 40mm Kellner, Meade Or 25,12
Cameras : Pentax K1, K5, K01, K10D / VIDEO CAMS : TacosBD, Lihmsec.
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