In 1992 I started a project to capture all Messier Objects with my Audine CCD Camera within one year. The first version of this compilation has been finished in 1993. There were only black and white images with 3 to 7x 30s exposure times, because there was no autoguiding available for me at that point. Some of those images are still in. Time goes bye, and If I made a better image I replaced it. I think this will never end.

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In 1992 a group of enthusiasts of our local astroclub have built copies of the famous AUDINE CCD Camera. A project from Christian Buil. The Camera worked fine. I bought a used Comet Catcher and started imaging.