Charles Messier; Update to Tombstone?

I saw the letter to the editor and the DeepSkyVideo on the tomb of Charles Messier. So over on the new blog I have made an entry with an idea if anyone is interested in raising money for a new tombstone if we can find someone in France or there about to contact the cemetery for how to do this, and then to price a headstone that fits the requirements of the cemetery so we know how much to raise, and then a club or organization to handle the money and the purchase of the tombstone. Here is the link to my new blog with the information/idea. It is located at

Observing September 26th, 2014

I was able to get out for a night on Friday, September 26th, 2014.  You can read about that experience over at my new blog at this link:  Jay's Astronomy Blog 2.