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Quote:I'd appeciated any specific type of advice you have on doing the 400 and others with a goto C8.
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Quote:Quote:I'd appeciated any specific type of advice you have on doing the 400 and others with a goto C8.Begin at the beginning, and go on to the end: then stop.And of course darker skies are always better.
Quote:The Herschel 400 list has a couple of questionable entries. NGC's 2371 and 2372 are different portions of the same planetary nebula, M76.
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Quote:Jeff, I have the Herschel 400 broken out by month via O'Meara's breakout in an Excel format on my Google Documents. You can find here at this link. That's if you want to follow his map by month.
Quote:Quote:The Herschel 400 list has a couple of questionable entries. NGC's 2371 and 2372 are different portions of the same planetary nebula, M76.M76 (NGC 650/651) is located in Perseus. NGC 2371/72 is located in Gemini.http://messier.seds.org/m/m076.htmlhttp://observing.skyhound.com/archives/feb/NGC_2371.htmlDave Mitsky
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Quote:Quote:The Herschel 400 list has a couple of questionable entries. NGC's 2371 and 2372 are different portions of the same planetary nebula, M76.
M76 (NGC 650/651) is located in Perseus. NGC 2371/72 is located in Gemini.
Quote:I recommend adding NGC 4039 and NGC 4340 to the list to bring it back up to a nice round total of 400 discreet celestial objects. Both galaxies were observed and cataloged by Herschel, and both are adjacent to objects in the official Herschel 400 list. You're gonna observe them, anyway, so might as well count them as part of the program.
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Quote:...some of the mystery objects.
Quote:And for those of us who're "fortunate" enough to live in high northern latitudes, FDSS (Finnish Deep Sky Section) has Herschel 400 North which is "better" suited for such locations. It does have many of the same objects as the original H400 list (of course)./Jake