Live Online Messier Marathon
Global Rent A Scope and Astronomy.FM will host a live Messier Marathon
Mayhill, New Mexico 3/21/2010 01:12 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Global Rent A Scope and Astronomy.FM will host a live Messier Marathon on March 27 7PM MDT, 9PM EDT / March 28 0100 GMT from dusk till dawn.
Live Streaming Video from the telescope and images processed as they taken with the Global Rent a Scopes robotic telescopes in New Mexico.
Join us as Astronomy.FM SkyGuides and Guest Astronomers host a live Online Messier Marathon. Hosts Jeff and Becca Setzer, Dr Marleen Bryan, Nick Evetts, Tony Farkas, Tavi and Rob from A Sky Full of Stars.
A Messier marathon is an attempt, usually organized by amateur astronomers, to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalog was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).
Do you want to take your own Deep Space images?
Astronomy.FM and Global Rent-a-Scope have teamed up to bring you a free trial account to use on two of their remote-operated observatories. Our special trial account will give you 100 points of free access to GRAS's one-click imaging systems on their remote telescopes, G3 (in New Mexico), G13 (in Australia). Registration does not require a credit card or any commitment from you. At the end of your trial, you will be able to upgrade to a full-use GRAS account that will let you access all of their telescopes.
These image where taken with GRAS free trial account.