David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov - 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob - TEC 140 - AT 65EDQ APO Refractor - Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount - iOptron ZEQ25 mount - Discmount DM6 - Canon 60Da
Used acronyms: NEML=Naked Eye Magnitude Limit, SQM=Sky Quality Meter, TML=Telescope Magnitude Limit, CO=Central Obstruction, delta_m=difference in magnitudes between double star components, RoT=Rule of Thumb, pD_mm=proposed D_mm for resolving a binary (ident with earlier used pA=proposed Aperture), D_mm=Diameter (of scope) in mm, UCAC4=USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog 4th edition
Quote:You should write it up for JDSO if not on any catalog. Good find, not many of those around.Ed
So many galaxies, so little time!
Little Tycho Observatory.
Quote:Dave, I just heard back from Bill Hartkopf, and he's confirmed the discovery. I think he'd be interested in the catalog you found it in: email@example.com I probably will write a short article about it, and you and Wilfried will be mentioned!
Quote:Actually, Ed, I was thinking of myself (and the 5 minutes it took me to look it up in SIMBAD). That sort of effort has gotta be worth at least a cup of coffee.... Dave