Tim, I'm still recovering and getting the motivation to start the preliminary report, but a short take is the 2013 AAMM was a success. We had a large turnout, including the usual suspects and quite a few new folks attending their first event. It was good to see that many of the newcomers were younger folks, and they were eager to learn and participate. The weather was near perfect for a marathon. Clear (the seeing wasn't so good, but for the marathon, you can put up with that) and the temps were comfortable, I didn't layer up until I woke from my midnight nap at 0200. 109 object was all that was doable as M30 rose too deep into morning twilight to be visible and many observers saw all 109, with a good showing for 108 (mostly missing M74) and also quite a few with 107 (M73 being the elusive one here). Thanks need to go out to all who participated and a special shout out again to Claude Haynes & EVAC for their continued support and sponsoring the Midnight snack bar. A preliminary tally will be published later this week, to be used for validation & correction purposes only, the final report will come as soon as practical after all info has been validated. Awards will be printed and plaques ordered after that, hopefully by the April meetings, May for sure. If anyone has photos they took while at the event, please forward them on to me or post them on the All Arizona Messier Marathon Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rick.tejera/posts/554018051298659?comment_id=854093 65&ref=notif¬if_t=like#!/AllArizonaMessierMarathon If you didn't Catch me before I left the site (I know I said I'd be there till 0900, but I needed to get back early for family reasons), please contact me off list to arrange getting your checklist to me so I can include you in the result and ensure you get your award. It was good to be back out under a dark sky again. It's been way too long (April 11, according to my Sky Commander) Hope you're feeling better Clear Skies Rick Tejera (K7TEJ) Sagauro Astronomy Club www.saguaroastro.org Thunderbird Amatuer Radio Club www.w7tbc.org 30 Meter Digital Group # 5794 Feld Hell Club #3994 OMISS #8629 -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Jones Sent: Monday, 18 March, 2013 16:20 To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] AAMM Update Hi Folks, I know it was a bit thick in town, but I've not seen any reports about the weekend (aside from Steve's). How was the weekend? Still enjoying my Vicodin-induced exile... Tim -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.