News story originally written on March 15, 1999
Right now you can see all 110 Messier objects in one night. This only
happens for a little while each year. There's a new moon
out so the night sky is
dark. That makes it easier to see the objects.
During special times like this, people try to see how many Messier
objects they can find in one night. They call it a Messier Marathon.
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