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The year-round Messier Marathon field guide

H. C. Pennington

The year-round Messier Marathon field guide

with complete maps, charts and tips to guide you to enjoying the most famous list of deep-sky objects

by H. C. Pennington

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Published by Willmann-Bell in Richmond, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Messier, Charles.,
  • Astronomy -- Observers" manuals.,
  • Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc.,
  • Galaxies -- Charts, diagrams, etc.,
  • Stars -- Clusters -- Charts, diagrams, etc.,
  • Nebulae -- Charts, diagrams, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-192) and index.

    Other titlesMessier Marathon
    StatementHarvard C. Pennington.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB64 .P46 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 196 p. :
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL672139M
    ISBN 100943396549
    LC Control Number97018168
    OCLC/WorldCa37238863

    The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide is designed around pages which take the guess work out of locating Messier Objects. The circles shown on the map of Orion are Telrad finder views. Just place the Telrad as shown and you are very close. Get this from a library! The year-round Messier Marathon field guide: with complete maps, charts and tips to guide you to enjoying the most famous list of deep-sky objects. [H C Pennington].

    About The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide. Among the deepest satisfactions of amateur astronomy is knowing your way around the sky. From the familiar guideposts of the brightest stars, you confidently point your binoculars or telescope toward the Andromeda galaxy, the .   The Messier marathon is a bucket-list observing challenge for amateur astronomers. During a single night in early spring every year, it's possible for skywatchers in .

    Many of the charts will prove useful for finding the Messier objects during the rest of the year as well. Don Machholz's The Messier Marathon Observer's Guide and his book The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathon are the gold standard for information on the Marathon. This work is intended to supplement those works. SED’s “The Messier Marathon” web page. You can also use Larry McNish’s Messier Marathon Planner to customize an observing list for your location and date of event. Books: The Year-round Messier Marathon Field Guide by Harvard C. Pennington. The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathon .


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Pennington Mar 14 AM | Martin Kates in Observing Books In the forward to this book Perry W. Remaklus describes Harvard Pennington as a tireless promoter of the Messier Marathon.

The more complete Messier Marathon history can be found in Don Machholz's booklet, The Messier Marathon Observer's Guide (Machholz ), or its newer edition or successor, The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathon (Machholz ), which moreover gives a most useful proposition for the search sequence.

It also points out that less complete. Messier Marathon Challenges are run each year at New Moon around the end of March and beginning of April by clubs, societies, groups and individuals all across the Northern purists amongst the astronomers suggest that a “true Messier marathon” has to be done under similar conditions as Messier himself had at the time.

Find all of the Messier objects using the maps, drawings and descriptions included in this book. You will know exactly where to point your telescope, and what the object should look like when you find it.

The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide is designed around pages like those shown above which take the guess work out of locating Messier. About The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide Among the deepest satisfactions of amateur astronomy is knowing your way around the sky.

From the familiar guideposts of the brightest stars, you confidently point your binoculars or telescope toward the Andromeda galaxy, the. The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide: With Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to Guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous List of Deep-Sky Objects by H.

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Pennington (May) Hardcover by (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on 5/5(2). I've prepared a print-ready, blank PDF log sheet based on Harvard Pennington's sequence from his book, The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide, which is not only an excellent primer on the Messier Marathon itself, but also on the use of the geometric method for easily finding the objects manually.

It's useful not just for the Marathon, but.The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide by Harvard Pennington. Willmann-Bell Inc, ISBN Pp x +$ (hbk.) reviewed by Owen Brazell.

For a number of years the Messier Marathon has been a popular pastime in North America. Ken Graun's book has many excellent features, but the charts aren't as useful as in The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide.

And the decision to show photos of all objects at the same scale is very odd, given that nobody would conceivably observe them all at the same magnification.