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Messier Catalogue

 

The Messier Objects are very popular as you do not require big telescopes to be able to observe them. French comet hunter Charles Messier started compiling this catalogue around 1700 in order to make sure he did not confuse them with comets.

Click here for an overview of images of Messier Objects made by local amateur astronomers as can be found in our Photo Gallery.

The Nineplanets website is a very useful source of information on Messier and other objects. To find out more about a particular Messier object, please use the drop down menu below, or go directly to the Nineplanets main website.

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Dark Sky Observing

Saturday 29th February

Public & Members

Open 19:00
Close 21:00



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Dress warmly!





Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before close so you get a decent chance to view the night sky


A voluntary charitable donation in the region of £5 per adult would be greatly appreciated to enable us to operate & maintain our Observatory & Club