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  Mark Messier Biography, pictures and stats - Hockey Fans
When Gretzky was traded to the LA Kings, Messier emerged as a leader for the Oilers scoring a career high in points and leading them to a Stanley Cup victory in 1990.
As the Oilers continued to dump salaries, Messier was traded to the New York Rangers for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice, and Louie Debrusk.
Messier moved on to the Vancouver Canucks in 1997, a move that did not yield the desired results.
www.hockey-fans.com /players/messier.php   (328 words)

 The Messier Catalogue
One of the earliest catalogues of nebulous-appearing objects was prepared in 1781 by the French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817).
Messier was a comet hunter, and as an aid to himself and others in his field he placed on record 103 objects that might be mistaken for comets.
Because Messier's list contains some of the most conspicuous star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky, these objects are often referred to by their numbers in his catalog - for example M31, the great galaxy in Andromeda.
www.britannia.org /astronomy/catalogue/messier.php   (169 words)

 Weasner's Meade ETX Site
Messier 53 is a very fine globular, bright and large with a "typical concentration" of stars, densely packed into the center.
Charles Messier did not start out his famed astronomy career desiring to catalog "faint fuzzies" in the sky; indeed, he did not even LIKE them....so much so that they were getting in his way of fame by seeking out new comets on a regular basis from his observatory in France.
Messier also noted this was a "...nebula without star...." (yawn), but failed to mention it is huge in the telescope, measuring 8' arc long and 2' arc wide, making it a very interesting cigar-shaped object in medium power.
www.weasner.com /etx/ref_guides/coma-berenices.html   (4541 words)

 M53 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Over $80,000 has been donated since the drive began on 19 August.
Messier 53, a Messier object and a globular cluster in the Coma Berenices constellation.
M53 machine gun, a Yugoslav copy of the MG42.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/M53   (122 words)

 Sea and Sky: Messier Objects M71 - M80
This object is one of the more remote globular clusters in the Messier catalog.
At a distance of 60,000 light years, it is one of the the most remote globular clusters in the Messier catalog.
At magnitude 10.1 it is one of the fainter of the Messier objects.
www.seasky.org /astronomy/astronomy_messier_71to80.html   (1026 words)

 National Hockey League - Rangers vs. Islanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Penalties: Johnsson, Nyr (holding), 3:05; Messier, Nyr (roughing), 5:06; Kvasha, Nyi (slashing), 5:06; Nedved, Nyr (elbowing), 9:29; Martins, Nyi (roughing), 13:12; Czerkawski, Nyi (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:31.
Mark Messier and Manny Malhotra -- Dvorak's new linemates -- collected two assists apiece as the Rangers won their fourth Atlantic Division game this season, with three victories coming against the Islanders.
Messier forced a neutral zone turnover and dumped the puck into the offensive zone to create Dvorak's second goal.
www.usatoday.com /sports/scores101/101088/101088338.htm   (1461 words)

 Messier 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This fine object is composed of a myriad of minute stars, clustering into a blaze in the centre, and wonderfully aggregated, with numerous outliers seen by glimpses.
It was registered by Messier in 1764; and described by him as a nebula, "unaccompanied by any star." The mean apparent place was carefully differentiated from Eta Ophiuchi.
53 Messier; and it is one of those which forms a capital object, for proving space-penetrating power of a telescope.
www.moonguy.com /messier/Mdes/dm009.html   (667 words)

 Messier Object 53
Its discoverer Johann Elert Bode, who found it on February 3, 1775, described it as a "rather vivid and round" nebula.
Charles Messier, who independently rediscovered and cataloged it two years later, on February 26, 1777, found it "round and conspicuous" and that it resembles M79.
William Herschel was the first to resolve it into stars, and found it similar to M10.
www.seds.org /messier/m/m053.html   (574 words)

 Utah Skies -- Deep Sky Observer's Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The plan is to make this the first place you think of when you need information on a particular deep sky object.
Your one stop for information on the Messier objects.
The reason is that for the most part, these were objects which Messier himself missed.
www.utahskies.org /deepsky/messier/charts/messierTelradFrameSet.html   (357 words)

 The Messier Marathon Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For astronomers in New England and other cold climates, the Messier Marathon is also "Opening Day", a rite of spring that marks the beginning of better weather and less perilous observing conditions.
At Arunah Hill, the Messier Marathon is the impetus for clearing the road to the summit and returning to "normal" observing and regular star parties.
This is one of the dimmest objects in the Messier catalog to begin with, and your dealing with late twilight, the poor visibility of the low altitude and the glow of zodiacal light!
www.reflector.org /MESSIER.HTM   (569 words)

 Messier 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
M. Messier has reported on the 2nd chart of the track of the comet of 1769.
Is brighter than 12M [Messier 12] and rather larger and looser.
This noble phenomenon is of a lucid white tint, somewhat attenuated at the margin, and clustering to a blaze in the centre.
www.moonguy.com /messier/Mdes/dm010.html   (1012 words)

 Messier Object 53   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
M53 has a bright nucleus about 2' in diameter and a gradually decreasing density profile.
Messier found it resembles M79, while William Herschel found it similar to M10.
As in all globular clusters, the stars of M53 are apparently "metal-poor", which means that they contain only little quantities of elements heavier than Helium (actually mainly elements like carbon and oxygene); those of M53 are even below the average globular cluster members in "metallicity".
www2.arnes.si /~gljsentvid10/messier/M053.HTM   (171 words)

 Swimming a Marathon
This is a very cheap and useful guide, with both large scale finder charts and telescope eyepiece fields for each object (stars down to mag 10), and a well worked out observing order.
In addition, this was a truly wet observing night, with mist in the air at times, wet grass, and dew soaking everything.
Half a Messier Marathon is still much better than I expected from the early weather reports, however.
observers.org /reports/   (813 words)

 Messier 65   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The general form of elongated nebulae is elliptic, and their condensation towards the centre is almost invariably such as would arise from the superposition of luminous elliptic strata, increasing in density towards the centre.
[..] It [M66] is preceded at about 73s by another of a similar shape, which is Messier's No. 65, and both are in the field at the same time, under a moderate power, together with several stars.
They were pointed out by Méchain to Messier in 1780, and they appeared faint and hazy to him.
www.obspm.fr /messier/Mdes/dm065.html   (586 words)

 New York Rangers Official Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
NYR 11 MESSIER vs CHI 53 MCLEAN 125 3 00:00 FACE-OFF N/A - CHI won - neutral zone.
NYR 11 MESSIER vs CHI 12 NICHOL 126 3 01:00 SHOT NYR PP 2 LEETCH, Slap, 52 ft 127 3 01:13 SHOT NYR PP 3 POTI, Slap, 63 ft 128 3 01:31 STOPPAGE N/A - Offside 129 3 01:31 FACE-OFF N/A - NYR won - neutral zone.
NYR 11 MESSIER vs CHI 39 ARNASON 172 3 12:32 STOPPAGE N/A - Puck in Crowd 173 3 12:32 FACE-OFF N/A - CHI won - defensive zone.
www.newyorkrangers.com /nhlsummary.asp?page=http://nhl.com/onthefly/scoreboard/htmlreports/PL020255.HTM   (1940 words)

 2MASS Image Atlas Gallery
The red color in the outer regions of the nebulae arises from emission by atomic and molecular hydrogen in the 2 micron wavelength band.
These 2MASS images, obtained with the northern 2MASS facility in October of 1997, illustrate that in the near infrared the effects of obscuring dust are greatly diminished, revealing the true brightness and extent of our extragalactic neighbors.
The spiral galaxy Messier 51 (the "Whirlpool Galaxy"), and its companion, NGC 5195.
spider.ipac.caltech.edu /staff/roc/2mass/images/images.html   (1197 words)

 1990-91 Edmonton Oilers (NHL) player statistics
70 40 28 68 113 18 7 6 13 16 11 Mark Messier..................................
53 12 52 64 34 18 4 11 15 16 8 Joe Murphy....................................
53 5 22 27 32 18 3 7 10 10 12 Adam Graves...................................
www.hockeydb.com /ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000411991.html   (545 words)

 Weasner's Meade ETX Site
Believe it not the first globular cluster was "discovered" by Edmund Halley, of comet fame, in 1715 yet he was not able to distinguish the many thousands of stars which we know today comprise the cluster.
Halley himself noted that Messier 13 was visible as a fuzzy star to the naked eye (it is 6th magnitude if that attests to early sky conditions!).
Herschel suggested that Messier 13 perhaps had over 14,000 stars, and indeed this cluster contains well in excess of 35,000 stars to limiting magnitude 23, ALL of which are gravitationally bound together around a common orbital center.
www.weasner.com /etx/ref_guides/globulars.html   (2712 words)

 Hunting Messier objects with a 10x50   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Early in the evening of Tuesday 8 October, I was on the beach at Moss Landing, California, about half way down the shore of Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz to Monterey.
I could probably have pulled in M51 and M101 with averted vision, but they are worth waiting for, so I put the binocular away and drove home.
I am up to 53 Messier objects observed with the 10x50 -- not bad for four short evening sessions.
observers.org /reports/   (502 words)

 Messier Marathon Results
My unaided Messier number was 24 - mainly because I forgot and left my custom charts print just for that night remained in the kitchen and out of the cold dark frosty muddy hill.
Just for fun I tried to see how many Messier objects I could pick up before my feet got cold and after I was video taping Jupiter.
A number of the Messier objects were new ones for me for my 7' Maksutov so the inspiration from you is appreciated.
www.rochesterastronomy.org /main.asp?section=5&page=38   (761 words)

 Astronomy - Derek Haselden's astronomical lists and tables - Deep Sky Objects.
The Messier list was first published in 1774 with later revisions in 1780 and 1781.
M 53 5024 Com 13 12.9 +18 10 13 7.7 60 000 Globular cluster.
M 84 4374 Vir 12 25.1 +12 53 5x4 9.3 70m Elliptical galaxy, type E1.
www.delscope.demon.co.uk /astronomy/tables03.htm   (3166 words)

The Omega Nebula, Messier object 17 (M17), NGC6618, in the constellation Sagittarius, as seen by the Kitt Peak 4-meter Mayall telescope in 1973.
The Omega Nebula, Messier object 17 (M17), NGC 6618, in the constellation Sagittarius, as seen by the Kitt Peak 4-meter Mayall telescope in 1973.
This bright nebula, criss-crossed by clouds and lanes of opaque dust and gas, is also known as the Swan Nebula and the Horseshoe Nebula.
www.noao.edu /image_gallery/html/im0053.html   (162 words)

 M 53 concept from the Astronomy knowledge base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
M 53 concept from the Astronomy knowledge base
physical object > natural object > celestial body > collection of stars > star cluster > globular cluster > class V globular cluster > M 53
Next class V globular cluster: M 69 Up: class V globular cluster, Messier object Previous class V globular cluster: M 5
www.csi.uottawa.ca:4321 /astronomy/M53.html   (120 words)

 Messier Object Of The Week: Archive
Each week, we feature one Messier object which is currently observable, from many places on Earth, i.e.
This means, chiefly, that the featured object culminates, or transits the meridian, around midnight (or somewhat earlier, as most observers prefer evening over morning observing sessions).
It will take slightly more than 2 years to cover all 110 Messier objects once.
www.maa.agleia.de /Messier/E/Xtra/Mootw/mootw_a.html   (70 words)

 Salve Regina vs Nichols College (Sep 28, 2002)
S 2-8 N29 Rickey Messier rush to the NICHOLS32, fumble by Rickey Messier recovered by SALVE Rickey Messier at NICHOLS32.
S 2-6 S27 Rickey Messier rush for loss of 1 yard to the SALVE26 (A. Button;B. St. Peter).
S 2-10 S34 Rickey Messier rush to the SALVE35, fumble forced by S. ydlo, fumble by Rickey Messier recovered by NICHOLS S. ydlo at SALVE35.
www.nichols.edu /ATHLETICS/fgs/2002/html/salve.htm   (4053 words)

 Charles Messier's Original Object Positions
Below we give a list of Charles Messier's original position measurements for the objects in his catalog, compared with modern positions.
Given are Messier object number (M#), as well as Right Ascension (RA in h:m:s) and Declination (Dec in deg:m:s) as measured by Messier at the Epoch given by him (Messier's RA both in hours and degrees where given so by Messier), this Messier's position precessed to 2000.0 coordinates, and modern positions of the object.
In case of some object positions (including all missing objects), remarks are given.
www.maa.agleia.de /Messier/E/Xtra/History/m-pos.html   (211 words)

 Messier Telrad Finder Charts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Messier List is a list of 110 objects observed and catalogued by the French comet-hunter, Charles Messier.
The Telrad® is a zero magnification finder that projects a set of three concentric red illuminated circles onto a sloping glass plate through which the observer sights on the sky.
These charts can be printed out and used with the aid of a Telrad® finder to locate the objects in the Messier List.
www.utahskies.org /deepsky/messier/charts/messierTelrad.htm   (100 words)

 Discovery Table of the Deep Sky Objects
Here is the discovery table of the Deep Sky objects discovered during the compilation of the Messier catalog and before.
The first version of this table was widely based on the documentation in Kenneth Glyn Jones' book, Messier's Nebulae and Star Clusters.
Name of discoverer, notes on other discoveries, or circumstances (e.g., "additional" or "missing" Messier object).
www.la.yurisnight.net /messier/xtra/history/dis-tab.html   (424 words)

 Local10.com - The Stanley Cup
Penalties - Mezei, FLA (roughing), 5:50; Lindros, NYR (roughing), 5:50; de Vries, NYR (hooking), 8:26; MacDonald, FLA (hooking), 10:59; Messier, NYR (elbowing), 14:16; Hordichuk, FLA major (fighting), 16:34; Odelein, FLA major (fighting), 16:34; Simon, NYR major (fighting), 16:34; Barnaby, NYR major (fighting), 16:34; LaCouture, NYR (tripping), 17:54.
Penalties - Messier, FLA (hooking), 3:54; Hordichuk, FLA (slashing), 11:43; Horton, FLA game misconduct (fighting), 14:28; Lilja, FLA minor-major misconduct(instigator, fighting), 14:28; Simon, NYR major (elbowing), 14:28; Malakhov, NYR game misconduct (fighting), 14:28; Simon, NYR game misconduct (fighting), 14:28.
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www.local10.com /nhl/2568445/detail.html   (143 words)

 Messier 53   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Globular Cluster M 53 (NGC 5024), class V, in Coma Berenices
Discovered on February 3, 1775 by Johann Elert Bode.
Independently rediscovered on February 26, 1777 by Charles Messier.
www.seds.org /~spider/spider/MWGC/m053.html   (29 words)

 Chris Randall's Astronomical Observations Index Page
I hope you enjoy these pages, I enjoyed observing these objects while obtaining Astronomical League certificates, and local club certificates.
I recommend viewing these observation in the Log order, not the Messier order.
To move to throughout the logs you should use the appropriate buttons: Log, Messier, or Index.
www.ghg.net /cbr/logs   (350 words)

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