Top Ten Messier Objects

for the month May 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 May 1998, again, the logs for a small number of days were lost. The most frequently accessed object page was, as usual, that of M31 at 2151 counted accesses, 10-th rank M83 was at 647 logged accesses, and the least accessed object page of M93 with a score of 135. Rarely enough, M1 was overrun from its almost-always certain place 2 by M57 this month.

Top ten objects in May 1998:

10 M83
9 M104
8 M8
7 M27
6 M45
5 M51
4 M42
3 M1
2 M57
1 M31

Top 10 objects for previous months:


January 1998; February 1998; March 1998; April 1998; May 1998


January 1997; February 1997; March 1997; April 1997; May 1997; June 1997
July 1997; August 1997; September 1997; October 1997; November 1997; December 1997


January 1996; February 1996; March 1996; April 1996; May 1996; June 1996
July 1996; August 1996; September 1996; October 1996; November 1996; December 1996

Hartmut Frommert
Christine Kronberg

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