The Messier Hunt.
March 14, 2020 IST
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This is a telescope aided observational event. Participating teams must locate as many Messier objects in the night sky as possible, within a given time period.
A team should have
at least 2
at most 4
This is a 6 hour long event.
Teams have to show each time they locate an object to the judge.
The team that will cover maximum Messier objects in the least time will win.
In case of a tie, we will resort to the time taken and the team with the least time taken will win.
Rules and Regulations
be provided with any equipment. They will have to bring their own telescopes.
Participants have to report at least 15 minutes before the event starts.
Teams will be provided with Messier catalog and star charts.
Cheating is strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification.
Use of mobile phones, automated mounts or any electronic gadgets is
Organizers reserve the right to modify rules at any point in time, with intimation to registered participants.
In case of any doubt/concern regarding the event, either call the coordinators or write an email to