The Famous Virgo Cluster
once again Charles Messier made his apparition
on Mt. Tam for the Marathon!
Some photos can be found on our SFAA facebook page.
must be no perception of
camping at the Rock Springs Parking
stools and observing chairs are permitted
on the ground.
cots or bedding.
need to rest please, do so in your vehicle.
current dues paying SFAA
members are allowed. Not a member? Want to Join?
A 1:1 ratio is
required for children; and they must be accompanied by
new Superintendent of Mt.
Tamalpias State Park is Ryen Goering, and wast our point of contact.
Make sure your current/dues paid 2011 California State Park SUP permit placards are always placed visible on the dash of your
If you need it updated or don't have one, be sure to see Sue Ellen, Angie Trager or a Board Member at Large.
Please arrive well before sunset, so you'll be
set up and not
disturbing other fellow M object hunters with your headlights.
hoping you'll be able to
say like the plaque on the Dobsonian
at Hume Observatory in Santa Rosa "I seen M all"
Here are some Peninsula Astronomical Socierty (PAS) tips on your first
of my Messier
in the June '03 issue of Above the
From the Hawaiian Astronomical Society, here's Jay Wrathall's Messier Objects list.
Some great finder
charts from Stephen Tonkin.
attended and volunteered at the AstroCon, back in 2004. That's
where I met Don Machholz at his Messier Marathon Lunch Talk.
This year, Don will be doing his personal Messier Marathon in his backyard in the Sierra foothills.
Here are two charts scanned from his lecture. Sorry for the poor reproduction, but you'll get the idea.
The first chart is suggested dates. The second is his preferred search sequence.
There is more information on the SEDS 2011 Marathon page.
See you in the dark,
Updated April 18, 2011