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    Default My Messier Hunt so far



    I've been scoping out Sagittarius trying to find all the wonders in it! So far I've found M6, M7, M8, M20, M22, M11, M25. Tonight I'm looking for M16 & M17!
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    Default Re: My Messier Hunt so far

    Sagittarius is fabulous - just a shame that it's so far south for me that I rarely get a glimpse of it
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    Default Re: My Messier Hunt so far

    It really has been amazing. The first cluster I found was M7 and I had my first 'WHOA' moment in Sagittarius! Just panning around it has been incredible
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    Default Re: My Messier Hunt so far

    While you're panning around there are 3 easy globular clusters along the line between Zet Sgr and Eps Sgr. M69, M70, and M54. (M69 is a bit offset.) See attached chart.

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    Or maybe you have your own plan, in which case carry on! Don't mind me.

    Have fun!

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    Default Re: My Messier Hunt so far

    Way to go. I've been at it for about 1.5 years and have only seen about 15 of the Messiers.

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    Default Re: My Messier Hunt so far

    Great report Jazzin'. When the "whoa/wow" factor stops for me, it's time to put the scope away. I think that's one thing that makes this so much fun! Keep at it, before long you will have your M30! Clear skies to you.
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    Default Re: My Messier Hunt so far

    That is one awesome piece of night sky!

    For me down under on the planet it gets right up to zenith and is a beauty to admire.
    Thanks for sharing your excitement and wonder for a true treasure chest of a constellation.

    Now if this rain would go away...

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