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Avid Astronomer's Messier 110 Logfile

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Post by avid.astronomer » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:38 am

I earned the Astronomical League's Messier award back in 2002. Since then, I've observed many of the Messier objects dozens of times through various telescopes and binoculars. For the purpose of this forum, I thought it would be fun to include my first recorded observations of each Messier object, many of which were viewed through my trusty junkscope Kmart 60mm refractor.
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Re: Avid Astronomer's Messier 110 Logfile

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Post by JayTee » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:57 am

Congratulations, you now have the appropriate badges for this endeavor. Thanks for supplying your list, it was very detailed and very well done.

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Re: Avid Astronomer's Messier 110 Logfile

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Post by Juno16 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:59 am

That is a nicely detailed log AA!

Very enjoyable to browse through your observations!

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Re: Avid Astronomer's Messier 110 Logfile

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Post by bladekeeper » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:21 pm

Awesome, Tom! :)
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Post by Gordon » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:05 pm

Congratulations Tom!
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Post by helicon » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:07 pm

Exellent Tom - thanks for posting the detailed report.
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Re: Avid Astronomer's Messier 110 Logfile

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Post by JimMinCT » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:19 pm

Very nice, Tom! Congrats!
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Post by helicon » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:29 pm

I missed where you said a 60mm refractor - that is indeed super-impressive!
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Re: Avid Astronomer's Messier 110 Logfile

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Post by pakarinen » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:13 pm

Always nice to read other peoples' descriptions of the M-objects, especially when using smaller scopes.

I've bagged 74 since I got back into the hobby a couple of years ago. Many galaxies continue to elude me in my LP. <sigh>
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Re: Avid Astronomer's Messier 110 Logfile

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Post by helicon » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:36 pm

I had trouble with M102 - who doesn't? But otherwise I completed the M110 with my 10" Dob.
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