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EarthSky | Don Machholz, 1952-2022

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Don Machholz was one of the inventors of the Messier Marathon. He spent 8,900 hours comet hunting, during which he discovered a total of 12 comets. He was the number one living visual comet discoverer. Don continued his visual comet hunting and Messier Marathons.
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EarthSky | Don Machholz, 1952-2022

Don Machholz visually discovered 12 comets that bear his name and was one of the inventors of the Messier marathon. Image via Don Machholz.We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Don Machholz on August 9, 2022. Don was a friend and colleague at EarthSky. He had a great love of the night sky and shared his boundless knowledge with our readers, using his characteristic wit. We send our condolences to his wife, Michelle, and to his two sons.D…

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