As promised, here are a few shots from this weekend's Messier Marathon at Ray Farnsworth's ranch near AZ City. Unfortunately, the shot of Ray with his granddaughter alongside AJ was blurred...it was either operator error or AJ has that kind of effect on people. http://www.pbase.com/bsanden/messier_marathon_2007 - Bernie -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill VanOrden Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:21 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: All Arizona Messier Marathon Report St. Patrick's Day 2007 Granddaughter, an' a feisty one at that!! Beevo (aka Bill VanOrden) -----Original Message----- From: Bernie Sanden [mailto:bsanden@xxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 4:33 PM To: 'az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Cc: 'SAC Forum' Subject: RE: [AZ-Observing] All Arizona Messier Marathon Report St. Patrick's Day 2007 There was also at least one person reportedly from India at the MM (I think that's the long-distance record this year!) and a buddy that I brought along who lives in North Carolina. For the record, I didn't get a chance to verify M30 in Tom's scope, but picked it up very fleetingly in my own 12.5" f5. Also, for a lot of folks like me that had never met Ray Farnsworth who, without his permission this land would not be available for our use, it was a very special moment to meet him and thank him. I thanked him on behalf of all of us that hadn't had a chance up to that point to meet him for all the years he has allowed us to use the property. I managed a blurry photo of him, AJ, and I believe a daughter or neice that I'll post as soon as I get a chance. As always, thanks to AJ, Jack, Peter, the EVAC snack table hearty volunteers, and any others that helped make this another very enjoyable event. - Bernie -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.