How do you plan for a Messier Marathon race? This ultimate astronomy challenge is as much a test of planning and preparedness as it is a test of skill. Experienced astronomers recommend you develop a minute-by-minute observation plan and choose your timing, location and gear wisely. Participate in the Marathon as a team or with a club, and you’ll be surrounded by support and helpful advice.
Below, find the top 10 tips for planning your Messier Marathon.