Tom, The Double Cluster & the Siamese Twins are listed separately, but are = counted as one object, thus the 112. I agree, that the two planetaries = will make a complete score pretty much impossible. Could make for a fin = night, though, dontcha think? Rick -----Original Message----- From: Tom Polakis [mailto:tpolakis@xxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:36 AM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Boy, am I sorry I started this thread, Marathon 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 >=20 > 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 >=20 > 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. >=20 > Jack Jones > Public Events > Saguaro Astronomy Club > Phoenix AZ > spicastar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > www.saguaroastro.org >=20 >=20 > > 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 >=20 > > > > Any Takers? > > > > Rick Tejera >=20 >=20 > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and = please=20 > send personal replies to the author, not the list. >=20 >=20 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and = please=20 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.