Messier Monday: The Ultimate Trip (Synopsis)

“If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.” -Dr. Seuss

It’s been more than two years in the making; we started Messier Monday way back in October of 2012, and after 110 consecutive weeks, we finally arrived at our final entry last week. What better way to celebrate than to take a look back at all 110 entries?

Image credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University).

Image credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University).

From Messier 1 through Messier 110, we’ve got you absolutely covered, with enough eye-candy (and link-candy, too) for days.

Image credit: Adam Block / NOAO / AURA / NSF, via RC Optical Systems.

Image credit: Adam Block / NOAO / AURA / NSF, via RC Optical Systems.

Have a look at the Ultimate Trip through the Messier catalogue!

Comments

  1. #1 Max Milhayser
    December 1, 2014

    What a series Ethan thanks beyond thanks. <3

  2. #2 PJ
    December 1, 2014

    What a brilliant journey ! Thanks, Ethan. Look forward to the next exciting, educational part of the trip.

  3. #3 Dan Smith
    San Diego
    December 1, 2014

    Thanks for putting this together. A few years ago, I bought a book on the Messier Catalog, and barely ever read it. (Only when I was looking at that object in a telescope). However, I read each and every entry you spent the time to write!

  4. #4 another PJ
    Europe
    December 2, 2014

    I have read all of them. Thanks, super!

  5. #5 JP
    Vancouver
    December 2, 2014

    I just came across your website. I would have loved to have known about your Messier Project and followed all of it. What a great idea that was! Will you have another somewhat similar observing project in the near future?

    Thanks,
    JP

  6. #6 allison
    December 21, 2014

    Please do the NGC catalogue next. Thanks!

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