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#1 asaint

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:25 AM

Collinder Catalog
 

#2 ASTERON

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:28 AM

Hi Thomas,
This is a great compilation.
Thanks for the detective and updating work and for sharing this with us- Kudo's to you. :bow::bow::bow:
Would it be possible to provide an electronic copy in an editable Word format or Excel format (or if there are any issues with an editable format then in a PDF format so it can be saved into a hard disk and printed conveniently with a fixed table header row on each page etc...)
I am sure this would be really appreciated by everyone in the cloudynights community.
I for one intend to print this out and laminate it for field use (if you are kind enough to provide a printable form. :yay:

Thanks
Lihu
 

#3 stevecoe

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:10 AM

Thank you, this is excellent detective work. There are many Cr clusters in the SAC database, you could start with the Excel version and search for "Cr" through the spreadsheet and make a version of this. Obviously, it would have less entries, I am not going to worry about the fact that M 71 has a Cr number that no one uses to refer to that object.

My point is that those of you who wish for an Excel version can make one starting with the Saguaro Astronomy Club data.

www.saguaroastro.org

Good work;
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:08 AM

Great article and fascinating story. I looked for the NGC ver. 1.02 online and didn't immediately find it. Could you provide a hint? Thanks very much.
 

#5 Astrogranny

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:15 AM

Ok, I found it. And it's GREAT!

http://www.ngcic.org/ :bow: :bow: :bow:

I found it through the Saguaro Astronomy Club - also a great site and calculated to give those of us on the east coast a severe case of dark sky envy.
 

#6 Rick Woods

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:18 PM

This is great!
Now, S&T will come out with a laminated "Collinder Card", "Collinder Clubs" will form, and Steve O'Meara will write a book.
 

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:19 PM

:doah:

Now why didn't I think of that?!?

I coulda bought an Ethos!
 

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:22 PM

Hi Thomas,
This is a great compilation.
Thanks for the detective and updating work and for sharing this with us- Kudo's to you. :bow::bow::bow:
Would it be possible to provide an electronic copy in an editable Word format or Excel format (or if there are any issues with an editable format then in a PDF format so it can be saved into a hard disk and printed conveniently with a fixed table header row on each page etc...)
I am sure this would be really appreciated by everyone in the cloudynights community.
I for one intend to print this out and laminate it for field use (if you are kind enough to provide a printable form. :yay:

Thanks
Lihu



Glad you like it.

I have a pdf version on my computer. I'm looking into how that might be made available through CN, but if that doesn't work out we can exchange emails and I'll send it to you that way.
 

#9 Dave Chadsey

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:09 PM

Thanks for all the work. Great job!
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#10 george golitzin

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:11 PM

What a fine piece of work. Thanks Thomas for a great job.

--George
 

#11 ASTERON

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:44 AM

[/quote]
Glad you like it.

I have a pdf version on my computer. I'm looking into how that might be made available through CN, but if that doesn't work out we can exchange emails and I'll send it to you that way. [/quote]

Tom,
This sounds great. BTW, did you arrange the table so the header row repeats on each printed page ? this will greatly help in field use of such a cataloge because you dont have to remember what each column represents. this may be easily done in word or excel- thats why I wanted an editable file (probably not so easy in a non-editable PDF :bawling:)
I will send you my e-mail in a private message for sending the file.
Thanks :jump:
Lihu
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:21 AM

Excellent.
I copied and pasted it to a Word document, saved it as a text file, and opened it in Excel. It created columns just fine.
Quite a valuable list.
Thanks for the efforts! :bow:
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:33 AM

Thanks, all. I've never tried anything like this before, so the responses are certainly gratifying. I enjoyed digging up all the information and putting it together (and thanks to Tom Trusock for giving it a look before I turned it loose :grin: ), but it really feels complete to see others making use of it. :cool:
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:07 PM

I copied and pasted it to a Word document, saved it as a text file, and opened it in Excel. It created columns just fine.

The HTML table can be directly pasted into Excel
as I have done - see attachment.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

Thanks for putting together this list, I look forward to putting it to use. :)

Am I correct to assume that AnS' refers to the angular size in arc-seconds? The description does not specify, though the apostrophe does indicate arc-seconds.

Thanks again for the great work!
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:22 PM

AnS' = Angular Size in Arcminutes. Thanks for pointing that out.

Doesn't matter how many times I review and proof a document, I always miss something. :ohmy:
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:23 PM

I copied and pasted it to a Word document, saved it as a text file, and opened it in Excel. It created columns just fine.

The HTML table can be directly pasted into Excel
as I have done - see attachment.


:cool:
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:26 PM

Is that angular size in seconds or minutes?

Really a great job, Tom. Thanks for all your effort.

Lee
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:33 PM

Arcminutes... yeesh, it's been one of those days... :o

I've edited my previous post. ;)
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:29 PM

An unofficial conversion of the Collinder Catalog to AstroInfo (free, for Palm) format is here: http://pruss.mobi/dl/Collinder.pdb
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:05 PM

Thanks, Tom, for the tenacity and thoroughness in following through on this, and, of course, for sharing it with us! :waytogo:

My first "run-in" with Collinder wasn't the coat hanger, but Cr21 in Triangulum. I came across it about two years ago during an otherwise pointless search for NGC 672 and IC 1727 from my suburban backyard. It's not shown in the S&T Pocket Sky Atlas, so I had to check Sky Atlas 2000 in order to find out what it was.
 

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:50 PM

I noticed that plotting these (orange dots) gives a rather nice picture of the galactic plane:

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:06 PM

Great job, Tom.

Thanks
 

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:36 AM

arpruss;

I would say that Per Collinder did a darn good job of surveying a set of open clusters along the Milky Way. Fun map, thanks.

Steve Coe
 

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:46 AM

Great writing and a wonderful story.
Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing it with the rest of us! :thanx:
 






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