Messier numbers come from 18th century astronomer Charles Messier:
Messier compiled the catalog during his career, and even discovered new deep-space objects in the process. Funnily enough, Messier’s catalog consists entirely of things he wanted to ignore. Charles Messier’s great passion was comet-hunting, and the catalog we now use as an official scientific designation essentially originated as a list of Things That Aren’t Comets.
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This is my attic blog. It's an archive of old blog entries and posts on various blogs and blog-like things. When I close a project down, it goes here. This may move, the links aren't permanent, but if you're interested in reading stuff I've written over the years – go nuts!
CAUTION: it's about as well sorted as you'd expect an attic to be.
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