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#1 Alvin Huey

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:53 AM

I've just posted a major update to the Local Group Observer's guide which sorely needed an update. I've included many more non-stellar objects within local group members, added a few and enhanced the finder charts a bit, etc.

#2 Tony Flanders

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

Thanks, Alvin. This is an amazing resource.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:20 AM

Wonderful website. Wow!!

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#4 Alvin Huey

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

Thanks all, I've also did some minor updates on three other guides...mostly formatting and enhance useability.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

I hadn't seen this site before. Thanks. I intend go through it in depth when I get some time.

#6 rinalmj

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

Thanks Alvin - there's a lot of great information on your website. I downloaded several of the guides.

#7 LivingNDixie

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:36 AM

Count me in as a fan of your site Alvin!

#8 mak17

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

Much appreciated.

#9 okieav8r

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Thank you Alvin. Your guides are most handy. :bow:

#10 Alvin Huey

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

Now just posted updates to most of my observing guides.

The major updates were made to:
- Local Group
- Globular Clusters

Minor updates made to:
- Galaxy Trios/Lensed Quasars
- Small Galaxy Groups
- Abell Galaxy Clusters
- Ring Galaxies
- Shakhbazian Compact Galaxy Groups
- Flat Galaxies

No updates to:
- DSF 2012 OOTW
- Planetary Nebulae
- Rose Compact Galaxy Groups

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

Thanks, Alvin. This is an amazing resource.

Tony Flanders
Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope


I concur! Thank you Alvin. I just downloaded the local group guide--I think I've got another good observing program now.

-geo

#12 jrbarnett

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:40 PM

Wow. Just wow. Your downloadable guides should keep me busy for a very long time.

Dude, you should do a "Huey's Celestial Handbook" in 3 volumes.

Thanks for the great and generous contributions, Alvin.

- Jim

#13 Alvin Huey

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:09 AM

Thanks all - Just making a tool available for all.

I just enjoy this hobby. :)

Doing it for a LONG time...well not as long as some folks, but I think 42 years is pretty long especially that I'm not even 50 yet.

#14 federico bonino

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:18 AM

Hello to avery body
Great Work Mr Alvin!!, Your Web site offer an usefull guides for advanced observer!!. Thanks!.
I am from Argentina South America, and I looking foward information about Abell 3627 Norma Cluster, I Appreciate your comments.
There are a very intresting report make by Mr. Ron "astroron" (ABELL 3672 #3181515 - 06/25/09 05:46 AM ) This is great

#15 Tom Laskowski

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

Fantastic work, Alvin. I absolutely love the Flat Galaxies, and I've found a few with my 11" at TSP.

I note one minor tweek needed in the Selected Small Galaxy Groups guide, i.e. the image is missing for NGC 7619.

I wish I had darker skies and a big dob with lots of free time because these guides would keep me busy for a lifetime.

#16 Alvin Huey

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

Good catch - there was an image in my original word file. I've just regenerated the PDF and uploaded it.

#17 Alvin Huey

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

Just uploaded an updated Ring Galaxy Observing Guide.

Added 12 new ring galaxies, including the newly discovered Auriga's Wheel and Jimi's recent find, Diamond Gem.


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