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.
The acuracy of the January listing profits from SEDS' success in generating a longer-term logfile, so that probably a higher and more consistent coverage of accesses could be achieved.
Overall, the traffic was going up at the Messier pages: The M31 object page was accessed over 3100 times (more than 100 accesses daily), and even the 10th-rank M17 page had over 1000 accesses. The least accessed Messier object page was that of M93, which had still 126 logged accesses.
Most recent Top 10 Messier objects with links to the Top 10 charts for all previous months
Last Modification: 8 Feb 1998