Top Ten Messier Objects

for the month April 1998

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.

From 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 1998, the access rate exploded to about 60,000 daily accesses in the beginning of the month, calmed down again and stayed at about 35,000 accesses per day in late April. Again. some days were lost. The most frequently accessed object page was again that of M31 at 2237 counted accesses, 10-th rank M33 was at 656 logged accesses, and the least accessed object page of M71 with 89.

Top ten objects in April 1998:

10 M33
9 M8
8 M104
7 M57
6 M16
5 M45
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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