Time to update…

The site’s domain is up in a few days, so it looks like I’ve either got to start putting stuff up here, or let it go. So I’m going to make a concentrated effort to update. I’ve done some smashing observations lately, through my own 8″ and the society’s 16″. But first, I’ll put up the current map-found and observed Messier list, (below). There’s still a good many to find.
In fact, I’ve been to a new astronomy show today, in Kettering, and it was a smasher. Quite crowded, due I suppose to it being free, and only on for one day. I’ll put some photos up later. But check this out . . .

MessierMy lovely new Cambridge Press Messier Objects book. I bought a Cambridge Press Messier Objects book in the early 90’s, (there’s a picture on here somewhere), and it’s one of my favourite astro books ever. So this new volume, well, I just couldn’t resist. I’ve had my nose in it a few hours, and it’s encouraged me to re-double my hunt, and become much more methodical.
And as for the blog, in the next few days I hope to put up some recent observations of open clusters in Taurus, Canis Major and Cassiopeia, and my Elan Valley dark sky photos from .. gulp! .. October last year. I also need to put up some news of the observatory.
But first, the current Messier list.

M1 Supernova Remnant in Taurus (Crab Nebula) (A)
M2 Globular Cluster in Aquarius (A)
M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici 2018
M5 Globular Cluster in Serpens
M8 Diffuse Nebula in Sagittarius
M10 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
M12 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
M13 Globular Cluster in Hercules (‘the ‘Great Cluster’)
M16 Open Cluster in Sagittarius
M20 Nebula in Sagitta (Triffid)
M22 Globular Cluster in Saggitarius 2018
M24 ‘Star Field’ in Sagittarius
M27 Dumbell Nebula in Vupecula
M31 Galaxy (Andromeda Galaxy)
M32 Galaxy (Andromeda ‘companion’)
M33 Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum
M34 Cluster in Perseus
M35 Open Cluster in Gemini
M36 Cluster Auriga
M37 Cluster Auriga
M38 Cluster Auriga
M39 Open Star field in Cygnus
M41 Open Cluster in Canes Major
M42 Orion Nebula
M43 Nebula in Orion
M44 Beehive Cluster
M45 Pleiades Open Cluster
M 46 Open Cluster in Puppis 2019
M47 Open Cluster Puppis 2018
M 51 Galaxy in Canes Venatici (Whirlpool)
M52 Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
M54 Globular Cluster in Coma Berenices 2018
M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra (A)
M57 Ring Nebula Lyra
M63 Galaxy in Coma Berenecis (Blackeye) (A)
M64 Galaxy in Coma Berenicis (A)
M65 Galaxy in Leo
M66 Galaxy in Leo
M67 Open Cluster Cancer
M76 Planetary nebula in Perseus (Little Dumbell)
M78 Planetary Nebula in Orion 2019
M81 Galaxy in Ursa Major (Bode’s)
M82 Galaxy in Ursa Major
M84 Galaxy in Virgo 2018
M86 Galaxy in Virgo 2018
M92 Globular Cluster Hercules
M95 Galaxy in Leo
M96 Galaxy in Leo
M103 Cluster in Cassiopeia
M104 Galaxy in Virgo 2018
M106 Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici (A)
M108 Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major (A)
M109 Galaxy in Ursa Major (A)