We were a group of 16 friends, led by Dr. Ajay Pradhan & Sagar Tanavade who successfully tracked 88 Messier objects out of 110 in 1 single night of 1st March 2014, Saturday from a farmhouse near Kalyan, Mumbai, India.
Report published on International Messier Marathon website: http://bit.ly/1c1Jngk
The instruments used were two reflecting telesopes - 8-inch EQ & 6-inch Dobsonian.
The observation started with orientation to newcomers in the evening of 1st March & concluded by a fabulous tally of 88 by 6 am in the morning of 2nd March.
The Messier objects tracked & successfully tracked by Dr. Ajay & Sagar and observed by all participants were: All EXCEPT M2, M15, M16, M26, M30, M33, M52, M55, M61, M72, M73, M74, M75, M76, M77, M84, M86, M87, M98, M99, M109, M110.
The excellent logbook keeping of the observation was done by Dr. Veena Madavi & Dr. Komal Gupta.
List of participants:
1) Dr. Ajay Pradhan.
2) Sagar Tanavade.
3) Dr. Veena Madavi.
4) Dr. Komal Gupta.
5) Mr. Ravindran.
6) Rhushikesh Deshpande.
7) Sarabdeep Ahluwalia.
8) Kanchan Ghadge.
9) Pragati Gupta.
10) Ankita Gupta.
11) Smit Parekh.
12) Keval Parekh.
13) Amol Magar.
14) Hajra Shaikh.
15) Samina Saudagar.
16) Nilesh Dhuri.
↑ Photos by Sarabdeep Singh Ahluwalia ↓
Read reports of our past participation in Messier Marathons:
1) 17 March 2012 http://bit.ly/1oh5IH7 = 16 M-objects observed.
2) 24 March 2012 http://bit.ly/1bXSRcz = 41 M-objects observed.
3) 9 March 2013 http://bit.ly/1cl9Xli = 62 M-objects observed.
Logbook for 1st-2nd March 2014 Messier Marathon maintained by Dr. Veena