Quote:Mike...Yup, the Kentucky Nebula is bad. But at least it is warming up for a few days.
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Quote:Yup, it is bad this time of year. But people get their health back and everything starts improving around St. Patrick's Day. And by mid April the Bluegrass Region is some of the prettiest rolling country you will ever see.
Quote:It would be a handy reference for people to have in the field to quickly determine if their particular scope or binocular is likely to detect an object on a page in the P.S.A.
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Quote:It would seem that S&T is missing out on a companion field guide opportunity. Sky Atlas 2000 has a companion guide. Pocket Sky Atlas should too.
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Quote:Quote:It would seem that S&T is missing out on a companion field guide opportunity. Sky Atlas 2000 has a companion guide. Pocket Sky Atlas should too.
It has been discussed. No budget for it at the moment, but it certainly might happen some day.
Quote:Can you please give us the column heading for the various data fields.Furthermore, any data extraction parameters that were used to generate the list in AstroPlanner would also be helpful.
Quote:I am interested in what Tony Flanders has to say about how many objects are in the Pocket Sky Atlas, that are not in SkyAtlas 2000.0. Is this a large group? Or something much smaller, say 50 or so objects not found in SkyAtlas 2000.0?
Quote:It would seem that S&T is missing out on a companion field guide opportunity. Sky Atlas 2000 has a companion guide. Pocket Sky Atlas should too.Regards,Jim
Quote:Yes, I agree a companion guide would be perfect.Steve
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Quote:Quote:It would seem that S&T is missing out on a companion field guide opportunity. Sky Atlas 2000 has a companion guide. Pocket Sky Atlas should too.Regards,Jim Yes, I agree a companion guide would be perfect.I love the S&T Pocket Sky Atlas. I have bought copies of it for friends as well. Makes a great gift.I use it for all of my local observing, as there are 1500 DSO, and to be honest I'd be lucky to see 1/4 of them from our regular local observing site.I only pull out the big atlases when I'm headed out of town to very dark skies.But the PSA is limited as there is no information about the objects. A companion guide would be high on my list.Steve
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Quote:I hadn't thought of this before in this way, but the book "Objects in the Heavens" (OITH) has been, effectively, a companion book to the Pocket Sky Atlas (PSA) for me. I commented on OITH a while back (4th ed) in a CN thread (click here).OITH is about the same size as the PSA, has much descriptive information throughout (including RA/Dec, size, magnitude, and bino/scope use symbols), with about a line for each deep sky object listed and plotted (by constellation). As I mentioned in the old post, the OITH charts are not good enough for me so I need the PSA to find the stuff listed in the OITH.So a companion guide to the PSA already exists, at least for me -- its name is OITH and I have marked my copy extensively with notes, arrows, etc. Why, just last night I grabbed ONLY those two books and was hunting DSOs in Mon, CMa, and Pup with great success (16 objects!) using my old, orange-tube C-8 sct. Give it a look and you may like it. It is not that expensive (~$30 from the author's website -- birrendesign.com) and it is spiral-bound for easy field use.
Quote:Many of us have sung the praises of the Pocket Sky Atlas, but I'm wondering if anyone has created a list of the objects on its maps with data such as magnitude and size.It would be a handy reference for people to have in the field to quickly determine if their particular scope or binocular is likely to detect an object on a page in the P.S.A. Mike LynchFrankfort KY USA