Tony Flanders' Astronomy Site
Urban and Suburban Messier Guide
Surface Brightness
Telescopic Limiting Mag
Aperture vs Sky Glow
Messier Guide
Messier Objects by RA
Messiers by Number

This guide summarizes four series of observations that I made or attempted of the Messier objects, using two different telescopes (70mm and 178mm) at two different sites (urban and suburban).


Early Winter Objects (RA 3:00 - RA 6:10)

Late Winter Objects (RA 6:10 - RA 9:00)

Early Spring Objects (RA 09:00 - RA 12:00, plus all of UMa and CVn)

Late Spring Objects (RA 12:00 - RA 15:00, except UMa and CVn)

Early Summer Objects (RA 15:00 to RA 17:55)

Late Summer Objects (RA 17:55 to RA 20:20)