News story originally written on March 15, 1999
It's time to exercise your telescopes. For a short period each year,
every Messier object is visible in one night. That time is now upon us.
With the new moon
will be optimal to locate the Messier objects now through this weekend.
If you are ambitious, you can take part in a Messier Marathon. How many
Messier objects can you see in one night? Or if you're a seasoned
veteran, can you find all the objects from memory? Good hunting!
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