From the January 2008 issue

Try the Messier Marathon

Use binoculars to notch as many Messier objects as you can in a single night.
By | Published: January 24, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The annual Messier Marathon is the ultimate test for observers. Each year, Glenn Chaple and I challenge each another to a run-off. He comes armed with his telescope, while I prefer using binoculars.