Podcaster: Ralph, Paul & Jenni
Title : Awesome Astronomy 101: The Messier Catalogue
Organization: Awesome Astronomy
Link : www.awesomeastronomy.com
In this third Astronomy 101 video from AstroCamp, Dr. Jen (AKA Dr. Dust) takes a look at the most important list of deep sky objects for amateur astronomers: the Messier Catalogue.
Created by French astronomer Charles Messier in the 18th Century to help him find more comets, this catalogue is the most helpful list of the brightest and easiest to find galaxies, star clusters, nebulae and even starts with an SNR, a supernova remnant. This makes it the catalogue of objects for anyone with their first telescope or pair of binoculars.
But for more experienced astronomers it’s also an opportunity to do the Messier Marathon – trying to find and observe all 110 objects in a single night!
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