|Charles Messier, 1730 - 1817|
This could be down to the fact that the list contains many of the biggest and brightest (and therefore most popular) objects to be found. Indeed, many of us will have grown up seeing or hearing about a lot of them, myself included. There are 110 objects in Messier's catalogue though, which means simpletons like me often forget about some or get others mixed up, and that makes the list a perfect candidate for coverage here at my idiotic blog. The first such post should therefore be found soon (hopefully). Until then, I'll leave you fellow spacey types with warm wishes for a splendid, perhaps even interesting weekend.