Marathon Motel & RV Park

Sky darkness (Bortle class 1 is best): 1-2

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda from the Marathon Motel

The Marathon Motel & RV Park is a gem for the serious observer without his own dark sky observatory. Danny Self has created an oasis for astronomers and astrophototographers on the west side of Marathon. A cute vintage motel with meticulously kept grounds. The telescopes, pads, and careful attention to lighting are perfect.

Be sure to phone to make/check your reservations, I've never had success with the web site reservations, but it looks like they have updated it.

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Content created: 2018-07-02

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