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!

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

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!

By Dan Smith (not verified) on 01 Dec 2014 #permalink

I have read all of them. Thanks, super!

By another PJ (not verified) on 01 Dec 2014 #permalink

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?


Please do the NGC catalogue next. Thanks!