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Alvin Huey
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Local Group Observing Guide
      #5744458 - 03/20/13 03:53 AM

I've just posted a major update to the Local Group Observer's guide which sorely needed an update. I've included many more non-stellar objects within local group members, added a few and enhanced the finder charts a bit, etc.

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Tony Flanders
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5744529 - 03/20/13 05:41 AM

Thanks, Alvin. This is an amazing resource.

Tony Flanders
Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope

Edited by Tony Flanders (03/20/13 05:41 AM)


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JimP
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5744646 - 03/20/13 08:20 AM

Wonderful website. Wow!!

JimP


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Alvin Huey
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: JimP]
      #5745656 - 03/20/13 05:05 PM

Thanks all, I've also did some minor updates on three other guides...mostly formatting and enhance useability.

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City Kid
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5745703 - 03/20/13 05:20 PM

I hadn't seen this site before. Thanks. I intend go through it in depth when I get some time.

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rinalmj
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: City Kid]
      #5747086 - 03/21/13 08:44 AM

Thanks Alvin - there's a lot of great information on your website. I downloaded several of the guides.

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LivingNDixie
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: rinalmj]
      #5747293 - 03/21/13 10:36 AM

Count me in as a fan of your site Alvin!

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mak17
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5754287 - 03/24/13 03:27 PM

Much appreciated.

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okieav8rAdministrator
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5754397 - 03/24/13 04:35 PM

Thank you Alvin. Your guides are most handy.

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Alvin Huey
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: okieav8r]
      #5758910 - 03/26/13 07:12 PM

Now just posted updates to most of my observing guides.

The major updates were made to:
- Local Group
- Globular Clusters

Minor updates made to:
- Galaxy Trios/Lensed Quasars
- Small Galaxy Groups
- Abell Galaxy Clusters
- Ring Galaxies
- Shakhbazian Compact Galaxy Groups
- Flat Galaxies

No updates to:
- DSF 2012 OOTW
- Planetary Nebulae
- Rose Compact Galaxy Groups


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george golitzin
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5759168 - 03/26/13 08:57 PM

Quote:

Thanks, Alvin. This is an amazing resource.

Tony Flanders
Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope




I concur! Thank you Alvin. I just downloaded the local group guide--I think I've got another good observing program now.

-geo


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jrbarnett
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5759415 - 03/26/13 11:40 PM

Wow. Just wow. Your downloadable guides should keep me busy for a very long time.

Dude, you should do a "Huey's Celestial Handbook" in 3 volumes.

Thanks for the great and generous contributions, Alvin.

- Jim


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Alvin Huey
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5759535 - 03/27/13 03:09 AM

Thanks all - Just making a tool available for all.

I just enjoy this hobby.

Doing it for a LONG time...well not as long as some folks, but I think 42 years is pretty long especially that I'm not even 50 yet.


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federico bonino
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5759725 - 03/27/13 08:18 AM

Hello to avery body
Great Work Mr Alvin!!, Your Web site offer an usefull guides for advanced observer!!. Thanks!.
I am from Argentina South America, and I looking foward information about Abell 3627 Norma Cluster, I Appreciate your comments.
There are a very intresting report make by Mr. Ron "astroron" (ABELL 3672 #3181515 - 06/25/09 05:46 AM ) This is great


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Tom Laskowski
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Loc: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: federico bonino]
      #5760185 - 03/27/13 12:47 PM

Fantastic work, Alvin. I absolutely love the Flat Galaxies, and I've found a few with my 11" at TSP.

I note one minor tweek needed in the Selected Small Galaxy Groups guide, i.e. the image is missing for NGC 7619.

I wish I had darker skies and a big dob with lots of free time because these guides would keep me busy for a lifetime.


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Alvin Huey
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Tom Laskowski]
      #5760271 - 03/27/13 01:23 PM

Good catch - there was an image in my original word file. I've just regenerated the PDF and uploaded it.

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Alvin Huey
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Re: Local Group Observing Guide new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5764773 - 03/29/13 01:52 PM

Just uploaded an updated Ring Galaxy Observing Guide.

Added 12 new ring galaxies, including the newly discovered Auriga's Wheel and Jimi's recent find, Diamond Gem.


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