It looks like the presence of both NGC 6818 and NGC 7293 on that list is going prevent anybody from getting all 110 Best of the NGC objects in a single night. Still, I think Rick has found a date where all but a couple of them would be visible. Jack, I downloaded the list of 110 objects from the SAC site. What are the other two that bring the list up to 112 objects? Tom > > From: "Jack Jones" <spicastar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: 2004/03/30 Tue PM 11:38:46 EST > To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Boy, am I sorry I started this thread, Marathon > > This is certainly worth being pursued. I will be willing to take you on for > sure at the First Annual SACaThon 112. How many are possible at the New Moon > before and the New Moon after your ideal time of Jan 25? Are there any other > gaps during the year to get at least 110 for a weekend? Also check for gaps > for the Annual EVACaThon 200. That one should really spread out the field. > > Jack Jones > Public Events > Saguaro Astronomy Club > Phoenix AZ > spicastar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > www.saguaroastro.org > > > > Just to add something of a somewhat serious nature to this rather > whimsical > > thread, I sat down at the computer opened the SAC 110 Best NGC object > target > > list in Skymap and played around a bit. Printed the objects sorted by RA > and > > looked for likley gaps where a "SAC 110 marathon could be accomplished. > Tested > > the results and came up with the optimal date of Jan 25-26. All 112 > objects (you > > > > > Any Takers? > > > > Rick Tejera > > > -- > 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.