Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
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"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
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Quote:Hi Thomas, This is a great compilation.Thanks for the detective and updating work and for sharing this with us- Kudo's to you. 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. ThanksLihu
18" f/4.2 homebuilt truss 12.5" f/6 hybrid tube dob
Quote: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.
Quote:Quote: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 Excelas I have done - see attachment.
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Coulter Odyssey 13.1" split-tube
Coulter Odyssey 8"
Home-made 7.8" F/4 dobsonian travel scope
Home-made 68mm F/5.3 achro
Skymaster 15x70 BPTs4 8x30
32mm Plossl, 30mm GSO SV, 30mm Rini, 27mm Kellner, 19mm Russell Konig, 13mm Hyperion, 6mm TMB/BO Planetary, 5mm UO Ortho, Owl 2X Barlow
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Orion SkyQuest XT10 Dob
6" f/8 Home-built Dob
Suburban Washington DC
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
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Parks Astrolight EQ6 (6" f/6 Newt)
10x50 Bushnell Binoculars
Quote:That's a lot of looking stuff up in various references!
C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
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Quote:Tom, could you elaborate a bit about Collinder's classification system? I see from the description you say the practice was to compare them to "typical and well known clusters as examples." So, I assume "Plei" means like the Pleiades, "Praes" means like the Praespe, but what about things like "chain", "nl", and "Î¼ Norm"? Thanks!
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