That's The Final Batch

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Finally, all done, all 110 M's, and finished with M30, that's appropriate. Last bunch posted here, M73, M29, M30. Of this group, M73 is another of Messier's, fox pauses, just 4 unrelated stars. M29 is almost lost is a sea of milky way stars, and M30 is always last on everybody's Messier Marathon.
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Just for reference, all with the 80 APO, M73 just 10/10sec subs, unguided, M29 10/1 min subs guided, M30 13 of 20/30sec subs used, unguided as the Bigdog was looking at the wall of my shed and the 80 on top just over as M30 was too far east, but I didn't want to stay up another hour for transit.

OK moderator, get out the medals and bling, need something for the wall of my den. BTW only 108 files in my Messier album, two have two subjects on them.

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Congrats!
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Opps, forgot to post a link to the gallery;

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Should have noted that M42,43 and M84,86 are the twofers in the 108 files.

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Your badges will show up magically very soon.

To me, this is a very worthy accomplishment. It takes a lot more work than most folks realize. Congrats.

Great job,
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Congrats Steve. Yes, it does take some time and effort to get all 110. I'm about 17 M's short of my M110. Waiting for the skies to clear enough to finish them off. Some will be gone for the year if I have to wait too long.
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations Steve.

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Yes, Congrats. The M's I have left are low on the southern horizon and I can not get them from my house. And the last couple of years my annual trip to Cherry Springs State Park in PA have always co-coincided with a bright moon in the same area of the sky whilst they were still above the horizon. Been trying to get them all for 5 years now so I know hard it is.
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Thanks all,

Completed this faster than I originally thought possible, from end of December to start of July. Some images are not up to the quality that I would even think of hanging on the out-house wall, but all there, will have to work on the poor stuff. But, actually, only had to get two dozen, or so, as the rest were done by accident years ago and dredged up from the archives. So really didn't go for the marathon of all in one night like my astro pal in Tucson did this spring, now that's a real accomplishment.

Thanks again, and it is fun, everyone should do it,
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