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    Default Early Spring Messier's



    I hope to get out with my Grab & Go setup tonight and tomorrow. The forecast has cold but clear. I got this list off the web, but I'm wondering are there any more that are good Messier's for early spring viewing.

    M3 CVn Globular
    M40 UMa Double Star
    M51 CVn Whirlpool Galaxy
    M63 CVn Sunflower Galaxy
    M65 Leo Galaxy
    M66 Leo Galaxy
    M81 UMa Bode's Galaxy
    M82 UMa Galaxy
    M94 CVn Croc's Eye Galaxy
    M95 Leo Galaxy
    M96 Leo Galaxy
    M97 UMa Owl Nebula
    M101 UMa Pinwheel Galaxy
    M105 Leo Galaxy
    M106 CVn Galaxy
    M108 UMa Galaxy
    M109 UMa Galaxy
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    Default Early Spring Messier's galaxies added

    Hello Markan,

    I'd add the following Messiers on galaxies

    M102 Glx DRA
    M64 Glx COM
    M85 Glx COM
    M99 Glx COM
    M84 Glx VIR
    M86 Glx VIR
    M87 Glx VIR

    All these are within easy reach of binos under my suburban skies.

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    Wow, that's quite a list! I wonder if you can add M13 if you stay up late, or is it not visible from the Northern regions?

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    I think I'll leave M13 until later in the spring. Even with goto, it'll likely take me several sessions to get all of these. I've 24 on my list now.
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    Add six more and you'll be ready for the M30 certificate.
    name: Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by markan View Post
    I think I'll leave M13 until later in the spring. Even with goto, it'll likely take me several sessions to get all of these. I've 24 on my list now.
    Hello Markan,

    here is the rest in Virgo:
    M100
    M91
    M88
    M90
    M60
    M58
    M87
    M49

    For these other ones I need the SkyWatcher, binos are not enough under my typical skies.

    Have a look in the web, they have for the March Messier Marathon a go-to sequence. I'm doing it he pedestrian way.

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    Isn't M59 visible, right next to M60, in Virgo?

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    Hello Antonino,

    they are both in the field of my 25x100, I get them on the left to right scan Virgo-Leo.
    This year, I have not seen them as yet. We have lot of light pollution above the south horizon, and at the moment we have high level of humidity in the air. I am not sure, if I can start my watching program tonight.

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    Hello Markan,

    my last night Messier galaxies hunting:

    M81, M82, M106, M94, M51, M64, M60: with 15x85
    M108, M97, M101, M63, M85(averted vision), M65: with 25x100

    not very many, actually, on that night with high humidity in the air.

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    I have yet to see seven from that "short" list, JG. I better get on with the program.

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