The Ultimate Messier Object Log (TUMOL)

Updated March 6, 2009

NOTE: TUMOL may not work with Windows Vista, expecially in 64-bit mode. If you have problems with it, please emal me.

The PDF version of TUMOL has been updated to R3.2 to fix a bug in the Messier Marathon sort order

TUMOL is now Mac OS X compatible! See "TUMOL News."

Need a place where you can keep track of all your star-gazing information? Check out more FREE software, The Simple Observing Log (TSOL). Visit the TSOL page.

Done with the Messier objects and looking for a little more? Check out even more FREE software, Overlooked Object Log (OOLog). Visit the OOLog page.

 Learn everything you need to know about your eyepiece collection on The Eyepiece Calculator page.

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What is TUMOL?

The Ultimate Messier Object Log (TUMOL) is a FileMaker Pro 6.0 database that contains relevant information for all 110 Messier objects. It contains various layouts to assist amateur astronomers in documenting their search for deep sky objects.

I have tried to include EVERYTHING an amateur astronomer might want to see regarding Messier Objects: pictures, astronomical coordinates, space for notes and viewing comments, descriptions, etc. It is sortable, printable, and customizable by you, the user. I humbly submit that it is one of the most useful tools you will encounter to assist you in searching for and viewing Messier Objects.

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There are now three versions of the Ultimate Messier Object Log:

All versions of The Ultimate Messier Object Log are "giveware." If you enjoy using it, I ask you to give it to a friend. Also, please "give" me an e-mail and tell me what you think. Or click on the Amazon Honor System link below if you'd like to show your appreciation on a more tangible way...

Click here to see a description, instructions and comments for the Ultimate Messier Object Log. You'll want to print or save this text.

If you enjoy this software, please contribute to help support future development by clicking the PayPal link below.