When I was 16 years old I set out to view the entire Messier catalog in one year using my 6" Criterion RV6, I succeeded! Here I continue the adventure I started 34 years ago by capturing images of the the entire Messier catalog within one year.
Who Was Charles Messier?
Charles Messier (French: [me.sje]; 26 June 1730 – 12 April 1817) was a French astronomer most notable for publishing an astronomical catalogue consisting of nebulae and star clusters that came to be known as the 110 "Messier objects". The purpose of the catalogue was to help astronomical observers, in particular comet hunters such as himself, distinguish between permanent and transient visually diffuse objects in the sky.