Again, from Don Machholz's book. He planned his own Massive Marathon that had 658 galaxies, clusters and nebulae; all of which he had seen before in his 10" (25cm) telescope. His cutoff was -40 deg. On April 3/4, 1981 he located and identified 599 objects! His telescope was equatorially mounted, had no setting circles and no clock drive. With current day GOTO systems he proposes 1000 objects or more in one night! Wow! aj Brian Skiff wrote: > It was my feeing during the 2001 MM that if you had the energy >it would be straightforward to continue sweeping up non-Messier objects. >Even with my Pronto I would think you could pick up maybe 400 objects >during the course of the night. > >\Brian >-- >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.