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					                                      Messier Marathon Log


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          Stage 1: The Evening Objects (7:30pm to 9:00pm)

Order       Time      M#      Const Type      Mag.       Size    Location / Chart
      1               M45     Tau    OC        1.2       110     naked eye
      2               M103    Cas    OC        7.4        6      sb 20% from delta to epsilon Cas
      3               M52     Cas    OC        6.9        13     sb 125% beyond beta from alpha Cas
      4               M34     Per    OC        5.2        35     sa 40% from beta Per (Algol) to gamma And
      5               M42     Ori    DN        ---      66x60    in sword below Orion's belt
      6               M43     Ori    DN        ---      20x15    just north of M42, same field
      7               M31     And    Gal       3.5      178x63   100% beyond mu from beta And
      8               M32     And    Gal       8.2       8x6     just to S of M31
      9               M110    And    Gal        8       17x10    0.5 deg NW of M31
   10                 M33     Tri    Gal       5.7      62x39    1 deg SW of 33% from alpha Tri to beta And
   11                 M76     Per    PN       12.2P       1      1 deg N of phi Per (just past 51 And - end top arc)
   12                ? M77    Cet    Gal       8.8       7x6     .75 deg SSE of delta Cet - difficult in Calgary
   13                ? M74    Psc    Gal       9.2      10x10    1.5 deg ENE of eta Psc - unlkely in Calgary


          Stage 2: The Winter Objects (9:00pm to 10:30pm)

Order       Time      M#      Const Type      Mag.       Size    Location / Chart
 17                   M35     Gem    OC        5.1        28     NE of 1 Gem (foot of Castor twin)
 14                   M79     Lep    GC         8         9      .5 deg SE of 130% beyond beta from alpha Lep
 15                   M78     Ori    DN        ---       8x6     .5 deg E of 25% from zeta to alpha Ori
 16                   M1      Tau    DN        ---       6x4     1 deg NW of zeta Tau
 18                   M37     Aur    OC        5.6        24     1.5 deg SE of 40% from theta Aur to Beta Tau
 19                   M36     Aur    OC         6         12     1.5 deg NW of 50% from theta Aur to Beta Tau
 20                   M38     Aur    OC        6.4        21     2+ deg NW of M36
 21                   M41     CMa    OC        4.5        38     4 deg S of alpha CMa (Sirius)
 22                   M93     Pup    OC        6.2        22     1 deg NW of xi Pup - see chart
 23                   M47     Pup    OC        4.4        30     1 deg SE of 175% beyond gamma from alpha CMa
 24                   M46     Pup    OC        6.1        27     1 deg ESE of M47
 25                   M50     Mon    OC        5.9        16     80% beyond theta from alpha CMa
 26                   M48     Hya    OC        5.8        54     3 deg SSE of zeta Mon - see Mon chart
 27                   M44     Cnc    OC        3.1        95     2 deg NNE of delta Cnc - the Beehive
 28                   M67     Cnc    OC        6.9        30     2 deg W of alpha Cnc, 7 deg SSE of delta Cnc

          Stage 3: The Spring Objects (10:30pm to 12:00am)

Order       Time      M#      Const Type      Mag.       Size    Location / Chart
 29                 M95     Leo     Gal      9.7      7x5    2.5 deg SSW of 52 Leo - see chart
 30                 M96     Leo     Gal      9.2      7x5    2.5 deg S of 52 Leo - see chart
 31                 M105    Leo     Gal      9.3      5x4    1.6 deg SSE of 52 Leo - see chart
 32                 M65     Leo     Gal      9.3      10x3   2.5 deg SSE of theta Leo - see chart
 33                 M66     Leo     Gal       9       9x4    2.5 deg SSE of theta Leo - see chart
 34                 M81     UMa     Gal      6.9     26x14   7 deg NNE of 23 UMa (sa 100% gamma-alpha)
 35                 M82     UMa     Gal      8.4      11x5   just N of M81
 36                 M108    UMa     Gal      10.1     8x3    1 deg ESE of beta UMa
 37                 M97     UMa     PN      12.0P      3     0.5 deg SE of M108
 38                 M109    UMa     Gal      9.8      8x5    0.4 deg ESE of gamma UMa
 39                 M40     UMa     DS        8        1     1 deg NNE of delta UMa
 40                 M106    CVn     Gal      8.3      18x8   5.7 deg E of chi UMa - see chart
 41                 M94     CVn     Gal      8.2      11x9   3.5 deg NNE of alpha CVn (Cor Caroli)
 42                 M63     CVn     Gal      8.6      12x8   1.6 deg NNE of 20 CVn - see chart
 43                 M51     CVn     Gal      8.4      11x8   3.8 deg SW of eta UMa (Alkaid)
 44                 M101    UMa     Gal      7.7     27x26   5.7 deg ESE of zeta UMa (Mizar) - see chart
 45                 M102    Dra     Gal      9.8      5x2    3.8 deg SSW of iota Dra - see chart
 46                 M53     Com     GC       7.7       13    1 deg NE of alpha Com
 47                 M64     Com     Gal      8.5      9x5    4.5 deg NNW of alpha Com - just NE of 35 Com
 48                 M3      CVn     GC        7        10    sb 47% from Arcturua to Cor Caroli

        Stage 4: The Virgo Cluster (12:00am to 1:30am)

Order     Time      M#      Const   Type    Mag.      Size   Location / Chart
 49                 M58     Vir     Gal      9.8      5x4    N pt of equ triangle with rho and 20 Vir - see chart
 50                 M59     Vir     Gal      9.8      5x3    sb 1.5 deg E of M58
 51                 M60     Vir     Gal      8.8      7x6    30 min SE of M59, brighter than M58
 52                 M87     Vir     Gal      8.6      7x7    100% beyond M58 from M60
 53                 M84     Vir     Gal      9.3      5x4    1 deg NW of M87
 54                 M86     Vir     Gal      9.2      7x6    just to NE of M86
 55                 M90     Vir     Gal      9.5      10x5   N pt of equ triangle with M58 and M87 - see chart
 56                 M89     Vir     Gal      9.8      4x4    below M90, near center of triangle - see chart
 57                 M88     Com     Gal      9.5      7x4    1.5 deg NE of M90, dbl at SE tip, br star to WNW
 58                 M91     Com     Gal     10.2      5x4    1 deg E of M88 - note: NGC4571 just SE
 59                 M98     Com     Gal     10.1      10x3   <1 deg W of 6 Com, a binoc star
 60                 M99     Com     Gal      9.8      5x5    1 deg SE of 6 Com, bright star to NE
 61                 M100    Com     Gal      9.4      7x6    2 deg ENE of 6 Com
 61                 M85     Com     Gal      9.2      7x5    3 deg NNE of M100, 11 Com 1.5 deg to WSW
 63                 M49     Vir     Gal      8.4      9x7    2.5 deg SSW of 20 Vir, br nucleus, mag 12.5 star
 64                 M61     Vir     Gal      9.7      6x6    just E of 5 deg N of eta Vir
 65                 M104    Vir     Gal       8       8x3    5 deg NNW of eta/delta Crv
 66                 M68     Hya     GC       8.2       12    50% beyond beta frpm eta Crv, 3.5 d SSE of beta
 67                 M83     Hya     Gal       8      11x10   50% from gamma Hya to theta Cen

        Stage 5: Nap Time? Warm-up Time (1:30am to 2:30am)

        Stage 6: The Summer Objects (2:30am to 5:00am)

Order     Time      M#      Const   Type    Mag.     Size    Location / Chart
 68                 M5      Ser     GC       5.8      17     4 deg W of 35% from alpha Ser to beta Lib
 69                 M13     Her     GC       5.9      17     30% from eta to zeta Her
 70                 M92     Her     GC       6.5      11     sb 40% from iota to eta Her
 71                 M57     Lyr     PN      9.7P      1      sb 45% from beta to gamma Lyr
 72                 M56     Lyr     GC       8.3      7      45% from beta Cyg (Albireo) to gamma Lyr
 73                 M29     Cyg     OC       6.6      8      1.5 deg S of gamma Cyg
 74                 M39     Cyg     OC       4.6      32     3 deg N of rho Cyg, triangle with rho and pi2 Cyg
 75                 M27     Vul     PN      7.6P      6      3+ deg N of gamma Sge, also 2 deg E of 12 Vul
 76                 M71     Sge     GC       8.3      7      sb 50% from gamma to delta Sge
 77                 M107    Oph     GC       8.1      10     3 deg SSW of zeta Oph, very faint
 78                 M12     Oph     GC       6.6      15     5.5 deg SE of lambda Oph
 79                 M10     Oph     GC       6.6      15     3.5 deg SE of M12
 80                 M14     Oph     GC       7.6      12     just E of 30% from gamma to eta Oph - see chart
 81                 M4      Sco     GC       5.9      26     1 deg W of alpha Sco (Antares)
 82                 M80     Sco     GC       7.2      9      3.8 deg E of delta Sco
 83                 M9      Oph     GC       7.9      9      3.8 deg SE of eta Oph - Sco chart
 84                 M19     Oph     GC       7.2      14     8 deg E of alpha Sco
 85                 M62     Oph     GC       6.6      14     4 deg S of M19
 86                 M7      Sco     OC       3.3      80     1.5 deg N of 45% from lambda Sco to epsilon Sgr
 87                 M6      Sco     OC       4.2      15     3.9 deg NNW of M7
 88                 M11     Sct     OC       5.8      14     2 deg SSE of beta Sct
 89                 M26     Sct     OC        8       15     40% beyond delta Sct from alpha Sct
 90                 M16     Ser     DN       ---    35x28    <3 deg WNW of gamma Sct - Eagle Nebula
 91                 M17     Sgr     DN       ---    46x37    <3 deg SW of gamma Sct - Omega Nebula
 92                 M18     Sgr     OC       6.9      9      1 deg SSW of M17
 93                 M24     Sgr     OC       4.5    120x40   1.5 deg SW of M18 - Sgr star cloud
 94                 M25     Sgr     OC       4.6      32     just E of 4.5 deg S of gamma Sct
 95                 M23     Sgr     OC       5.5      27     sb 45% from mu Sgr to xi Ser
 96                 M28     Sgr     GC       6.9      11     1 deg NW of lambda Sgr
 97                 M8      Sgr     DN       ---    90x40    5 deg WNW of M28 - Lagoon Nebula
 98                 M20     Sgr     DN       ---    29x27    1 deg NW of M8 - Trifid Nebula
 99                 M21     Sgr     OC       5.9      13     <1 deg NE of M20
100                 M22     Sgr     GC       5.1      24     2.4 deg ENE of lambda Sgr
101                 M69     Sgr     GC       7.7      4      2.5 deg NE of epsilon Sgr
102                 M70     Sgr     GC       8.1      8      50% from zeta to epsilon Sgr
103                 M54     Sgr     GC       7.7      9      1.7 deg WSW of zeta Sgr
104                 M55     Sgr     GC        7       19     sb 8 deg E of zeta Sgr
105                 M75     Sgr     GC       8.6      6      6 deg SSW of beta Cap

        Stage 7: The Morning Objects (5:00am to Sunrise)

Order     Time      M#      Const   Type    Mag.     Size    Location / Chart
 106                M15     Peg     GC       6.4      12     sa 55% beyond theta to epsilon Peg
 107                M2      Aqr     GC       6.5      13     just W of 30% from beta Aqr to epsilon Peg
 108                M72     Aqr     GC       9.4      6      3.4 deg SSE of epsilon Aqr
 109                M73     Aqr     OC      8.9P      3      1.5 deg E of M73
 110       xxx    X M30     Cap     GC       7.5      11     3.4 deg ESE of zeta Cap - not possible in Calgary

				
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