In the midst of difficult times, we must confess we have been overwhelmed by the positive perseverance of our community. You were hundreds to join this first-of-its kind “Astronomy from Home” movement during this Unistellar Global Messier Marathon.
For those new to the hobby, a Messier Marathon is an event of the northern hemisphere where astronomers observe as many Messier Catalog objects as they can during a favorable time of the year where the moon is absent and the sky orientation allows them to observe all of them. There are 110 Messier objects, all galaxies, nebulae and star clusters.
From Canada, France, Finland, Germany, Italy or the United States, while locked down at home, we have been adventuring all through outer space from our gardens, rooftops and balconies. And the results are here, many of you got to observe an incredible number of objects from this mythical challenge.
Needless to say, we were absolutely wowed by all the posts that you shared with us via social media or by e-mail.