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asaint
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Collinder Catalog
      #2578330 - 08/13/08 07:25 AM

Collinder Catalog

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ASTERON
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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: asaint]
      #2578519 - 08/13/08 09:28 AM

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.

Thanks
Lihu

Edited by ASTERON (08/13/08 09:36 AM)


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stevecoe
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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: ASTERON]
      #2578707 - 08/13/08 11:10 AM

Thank you, this is excellent detective work. There are many Cr clusters in the SAC database, you could start with the Excel version and search for "Cr" through the spreadsheet and make a version of this. Obviously, it would have less entries, I am not going to worry about the fact that M 71 has a Cr number that no one uses to refer to that object.

My point is that those of you who wish for an Excel version can make one starting with the Saguaro Astronomy Club data.

www.saguaroastro.org

Good work;
Steve Coe


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: stevecoe]
      #2578796 - 08/13/08 12:08 PM

Great article and fascinating story. I looked for the NGC ver. 1.02 online and didn't immediately find it. Could you provide a hint? Thanks very much.

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Astrogranny
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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: Astrogranny]
      #2578813 - 08/13/08 12:15 PM

Ok, I found it. And it's GREAT!

http://www.ngcic.org/

I found it through the Saguaro Astronomy Club - also a great site and calculated to give those of us on the east coast a severe case of dark sky envy.


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: Astrogranny]
      #2578912 - 08/13/08 01:18 PM

This is great!
Now, S&T will come out with a laminated "Collinder Card", "Collinder Clubs" will form, and Steve O'Meara will write a book.


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #2579039 - 08/13/08 02:19 PM



Now why didn't I think of that?!?

I coulda bought an Ethos!


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desertstars

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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: ASTERON]
      #2579045 - 08/13/08 02:22 PM

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.

Thanks
Lihu





Glad you like it.

I have a pdf version on my computer. I'm looking into how that might be made available through CN, but if that doesn't work out we can exchange emails and I'll send it to you that way.


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Dave Chadsey
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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: desertstars]
      #2579390 - 08/13/08 05:09 PM

Thanks for all the work. Great job!
Dave


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george golitzin
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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: Dave Chadsey]
      #2579535 - 08/13/08 06:11 PM

What a fine piece of work. Thanks Thomas for a great job.

--George


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ASTERON
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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: desertstars]
      #2580170 - 08/14/08 01:44 AM





Glad you like it.

I have a pdf version on my computer. I'm looking into how that might be made available through CN, but if that doesn't work out we can exchange emails and I'll send it to you that way.




Tom,
This sounds great. BTW, did you arrange the table so the header row repeats on each printed page ? this will greatly help in field use of such a cataloge because you dont have to remember what each column represents. this may be easily done in word or excel- thats why I wanted an editable file (probably not so easy in a non-editable PDF )
I will send you my e-mail in a private message for sending the file.
Thanks
Lihu


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: ASTERON]
      #2580625 - 08/14/08 10:21 AM

Excellent.
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.
Quite a valuable list.
Thanks for the efforts!


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: Starman1]
      #2580646 - 08/14/08 10:33 AM

Thanks, all. I've never tried anything like this before, so the responses are certainly gratifying. I enjoyed digging up all the information and putting it together (and thanks to Tom Trusock for giving it a look before I turned it loose ), but it really feels complete to see others making use of it.

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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: Starman1]
      #2580985 - 08/14/08 01:07 PM Attachment (374 downloads)

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 Excel
as I have done - see attachment.


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: desertstars]
      #2581015 - 08/14/08 01:17 PM

Thanks for putting together this list, I look forward to putting it to use.

Am I correct to assume that AnS' refers to the angular size in arc-seconds? The description does not specify, though the apostrophe does indicate arc-seconds.

Thanks again for the great work!


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desertstars

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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: waskeyc]
      #2581028 - 08/14/08 01:22 PM

AnS' = Angular Size in Arcminutes. Thanks for pointing that out.

Doesn't matter how many times I review and proof a document, I always miss something.

Edited by desertstars (08/14/08 05:31 PM)


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: EJN]
      #2581030 - 08/14/08 01:23 PM

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 Excel
as I have done - see attachment.






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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: desertstars]
      #2581600 - 08/14/08 05:26 PM

Is that angular size in seconds or minutes?

Really a great job, Tom. Thanks for all your effort.

Lee


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desertstars

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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: barnowl]
      #2581621 - 08/14/08 05:33 PM

Arcminutes... yeesh, it's been one of those days...

I've edited my previous post.


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Re: Collinder Catalog new [Re: desertstars]
      #2581960 - 08/14/08 08:29 PM

An unofficial conversion of the Collinder Catalog to AstroInfo (free, for Palm) format is here: http://pruss.mobi/dl/Collinder.pdb

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