8pm Friday 23rd September we have our own Braeden Borg to tell the story of The Messier Catalogue:
Peer into the dark sky and see if you can spot magnificent M42, or perhaps marvellous M7. What is the significance of these ‘M’ objects, and what makes them so magnificent? The Messier Catalogue is a collection of some of the brightest deep sky objects in the sky. These fantastic objects range from gargantuan galaxies, to brilliant and beautiful star clusters. However, most of these were found by accident – but what’s the reason for putting them all in a catalogue? Join Braeden Borg this Friday on a talk through space and time on the famous astronomer’s achievements and his well-known astronomical catalogue – and why it’s the best known list amongst professional and amateur astronomers. Let’s roll back the clock to mid 1700s France, and see what caught Monsieur Messier’s keen eyes
— astroswanny (@astroswanny) September 23, 2016
Braeden with Messiers sketched image of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. pic.twitter.com/vby4VWwNfO
— Mount Burnett Obsvy (@MBObservatory) September 23, 2016
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