News story originally written on March 15, 1999
It's time to exercise your telescopes. For a little while each year,
every Messier object is visible in one night. That time is happening
right now. With the new moon
Messier objects should be easiest to see now through this weekend.
Think you can find all 110 Messier objects? If you're ambitious, you can
take part in a Messier Marathon and see how many objects you can find!
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