n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Deepsky delights

Volume 64, Issue 7_8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... 129 august 2005 deepsky delights Deepsky Delights by Magda Streicher [magda@pixie.co.za] Discover the soul of Messier in the heart of the Milky Way The Milky Way commands the winter skies, softly spreading its hazy starcloak against the dark sky. It is then that I know without any doubt that Charles Messier had an all-encompassing love for the night sky. I wonder about his thoughts as he sat, perched on the top of the Hotel de Cluny, pointing his telescope into the rich Milky Way region filled with the most wonderful objects known. Although Messier searched the night sky for ..

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