Given the unique Covid-19 situation in which we are currently involved, it has been decided to allow for an individual experience for this year’s Messier Marathon. Instead of having one specific location on one specific date, we are encouraging as many as are interested to get out and observe as many Messier objects as possible. While the ‘usual’ rules are ‘using star-hopping techniques, find as many Messier object as you can in one night’, This year’s ‘rules’ are:
1. Any location is acceptable; obviously the darker the better
2. Any one date from March 10th to April 10th is allowed. Obviously, the less moon the better.
3. There will be two categories: star-hopping and GOTO. Please notate which method you used on your log entry
4. Please send your completed Messier Marathon log to me at email@example.com