The Baracchi 59

Baracchi43I have embarked on a fabulous observing programme – the “Baracchi 59”. It delivers all the elements of a really fulfilling programme – an intriguing set of objects, many of which truly challenge one’s powers of observation; a tremendous historical connection to an astronomer and a famous telescope; and a fascinating record of the objects’ discoveries. (And many of these objects have spectacular neighbours to entice you away!) What more can one ask for in an observing

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