Messier - The Quest Begins

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And so the quest begins!

10/110 - 29/10/19

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Enjoy! I think I have about 30 left to observe since I started back in the hobby a couple of years ago. Tough to get those galaxies in my LP though.
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Good luck Graeme and thanks for sharing your progress so far.
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Sweet! Good luck, Graeme! :)
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Good hunting, Graeme!

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Nice deal Graeme, you're 10 ahead of me :lol: I gotta start this one day...

Good for you, hope it goes well!

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Have fun on the quest :)
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Thanks all.

This is the filtered version of the list:

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I think I've done a few more over the years, M2 and M15 definitely, but it was a few years ago when I had my dob.

Here's hoping for some clear nights so I can expand it!

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I like that it list the seasons for optimal viewing. Thanks for sharing.
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My astro pc hard drive has died! So an excellent opportunity to increase the tally on my Messier viewing list.

The attached is filtered for those I haven't observed, that are best observed in the autumn or winter and are brighter than magnitude 8.

Wishing me and everyone else clear skies!

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Graeme
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Thanks for the update Graeme!
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