Top Ten Messier Objects

for the month April 1997

Look at our most popular Messier object pages ! Here you find the top 10 accessed Messier Object pages; counted are accesses to the main page for each object.

Starting from June 1996, this Top 10 file is generated by a perl script, and therefore has become a bit more acurate. However, as there are probably some accesses missed or counted twice, so that I do not claim this is a really acurate ranking.

Form January 1997, the acuracy of the listings profits from SEDS' success in generating a longer-term logfile, so that generally a higher and more consistent coverage of accesses is achieved.

In April 1997, the traffic of the Messier pages was almost stable at the high level of more than 35,000 accesses daily. The most frequently accessed object page for M31 was at about 150 hits daily, 10th-rank M33 page had over 1270 accesses. This month, the least accessed Messier object page was that of M69, which had still 157 logged accesses (with at least one day missing after all).

Top ten objects in April 1997:

10 M33
9 M83
8 M45
7 M27
6 M8
5 M57
4 M51
3 M42
2 M1
1 M31

Most recent Top 10 Messier objects with links to the Top 10 charts for all previous months

Hartmut Frommert
Christine Kronberg

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