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#1 Amalia

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:39 AM

Amalia's 200

200 easy Deep Sky Objects up to mag10 (including some double stars).


Hopefully nobody will think I am 200 years old now! ;)

I have compiled this in the last days and nights since there were
many requests about such a list.

You can start observing at the current month, beginning
with the easiest visible celestial objects (these with one *).

I have corrected this list twice - surely there are some more
typos - please tell me!

Thank you! :)

Amalia


(Attachment: the complete list in excel-format. As I work with AppleWorks
on a Mac I hope the conversion to Excel was successful - I can't test this,
so tell me if it doesn't work. I could try other conversions.)

Edit: If you like to download the newest version of the list,
please go to the end of this thread! Thank you


rboe has deleted the old list that appeared here at Amalias' request.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:22 AM

M3 is listed twice, both on the attachment and the list in your message. NGC 2392 is, as well.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:39 AM

prepare a free telrad chart will likely to make it great!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:50 AM

M3 is listed twice, both on the attachment and the list in your message. NGC 2392 is, as well.



Thank you so much, Mitrovarr! :)

I have corrected my errors (and inserted M43 and NGC 1981).

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:58 AM

Kembel's cascade is listed as an 'aterism'.
R Leonis is listed as just being a 'star' without anything special (is it red? is it variable?)
Iota Leonis is listed as jota Leonis (probable OCR error)
Iota Cancri is listed as jota Cancri
alpha Piscis should be alpha Piscium

Otherwise, it's an excellent list, it took me a long time to find anything I particularly like that wasn't on it. The only thing I can think of is M24, the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud. I know it's not technically a DSO, but I find it very worthwhile to look at just the same.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:39 AM

Thank you from my heart, Mitrovarr! :D

v8: corrected "asterism" - described better the three red stars -
changed (German) "jota" into "iota" - changed "Piscis" into "Piscium" -
added M24 - put M43 at M42 - added "Thank you, Mitrovarr!" :)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:49 AM

prepare a free telrad chart will likely to make it great!



:crazy:

I am sorry I can't do this, Pup.
Drawing 200 Telrad charts would mean around 70 hours = one week's work.

I thought it can be used with these free charts:

http://www.cloudynig...hp?item_id=1052
http://www.stargazin...ropc/index.html

I hope you will find them this way!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 03:16 AM

Huh, I was able to create a PDF version. :jump:

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P.S. Hm, but I can't upload it. CN doesn't accept PDF format. :confused:

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 03:40 AM

Hopefully nobody will think I am 200 years old now! ;)


Well, since you were 36 years old last week . . . maybe 200 in cat years? :p

BTW, you never commented on my guess in the last thread. :grin: I know - how rude of me.

It's a nice list, and I have seen a few of them, but as I said before - until I get a scope with more than 80mm, I am officially declaring Luna to be a DSO.

Glad to see you back,

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:04 AM

Kenny,

no, I am not 200 cat years old :lol:
Maybe light years, who knows? :shrug:


With an 80mm scope at a dark side you should be able to observe
all objects I mentioned. Remember: " ***** " means "visible with a
40mm binocular" (at a dark site, of course).
I think even most "c-objects" should be visible in your scope.


Well, I was back - for a moment - now I hear the mountains' call... :jump:

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:22 AM

With an 80mm scope at a dark side you should be able to observe all objects I mentioned. Remember: " ***** " means "visible with a 40mm binocular" (at a dark site, of course). I think even most "c-objects" should be visible in your scope.


Yeah, but you forgot the part about me being lazy and incompetent! :p

I mostly like Luna and the planets, for DSO I will probably just go with the really easy ones like the Messier objects that actually look nice at 80mm (M8, M13, M22, M42, ect.). KENNY NEEDS A BIG APO!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:54 AM

Great list, that is next years targets sorted out for me.

Thanks for all the hard work :bow:

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:32 AM

Amalia, thanks very much for this! I've been working on a similar list for myself, although not based strictly on mag nor have I included stars. Yours should complement mine nicely for my viewing!

Appreciate it!! :bow: Hope to see you back regularly soon, I've missed your cheery posts. :)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:15 AM

Wow! Lots of work on your part Amalia! Great job. :waytogo:

I added a feature for filtering the list in various ways...
There are little pick boxes with upside-down triangles under each column heading. Click the box under description and it presents a list of all entries in the table... select galaxies, and the entire list will become only a list of galaxies. 40 of them to be exact... that's another item I added above the month column. It's a formula that gives the number of objects in the list (as filtered).
You can filter more than one column, and make custom filters like filtering month for "greater than or equal to 6" AND "Less than or equal to 9" (76 objects), then in combination with filtering for galaxy, (10 objects).

It is saved in the older Excel 5.0/95 format in hopes that more people will be able to put it to good use.
I don't know if this will translate to Appleworks (I hope it will).

Thank you very much for giving us this tool Amalia. :bow:

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:32 AM

Amalia:

Thank you very much! Last night I was looking for some new objects to track down and this will be very helpful indeed.

John

#16 Amalia

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:36 AM

Just posted version 10, and asked David if he could include it in his
improved version.

Version 10 = corrected some more typos and added informations about
how to find the Barnard objects.

Amalia :jump:

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:52 AM

Here is the updated Version 10 with the filtering and object counter included.

Amalia, does the filtering work after translating to Appleworks?

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:54 AM

Thanks for the list Amalia. That gives us newbies something to look for and when to look for them. :flower: :jump:

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:56 AM

Thanks Amalia!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:58 AM

Forgot to mention... in order for the filtering to work, you have to save the file to your computer first and then open it with Excel (or perhaps other spreadsheet software?). It won't filter when opened with Internet Explorer... at least not for me anyway. :grin:

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 09:04 AM

Amalia, I know you don't want to be known as an "expert", but I've always said that a genius isn't someone that knows everything... it's someone who knows where to find everything.

You remember just about everything you read, it seems, and then you go back and post the link when appropriate. As I get older I appreciate that more and more! :D

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 09:06 AM

@ psycho_pup: I was thinking about adding some Telrad charts for the
most-difficult-to-find-objects. But then... hmm... I realized I don't
know how to draw them...

I search objects by *drawing mental triangles and diagonals in the sky* etc. -
I don't know how to "star-hop". Or I find the object at once, or I scan around
and find it this way. :shrug: Sorry!


@ Kenny: If you are "lazy and incompetent" (we all know this about you , BTW... ;) )
there are two possibilities:
#1 Eat vitamines!
#2 Get a GOTO GPS (Global Positioning System) scope with AECD (Advanced
Electronic Collimating Device) and ABCO (Automatic Beer Can Opener) !


@ Bug: You are very welcome! This work was very exciting and very boring at the
same time = interesting! ;)


@ Steph: I am very happy I can help you, Steph! :)
I am not back for a regular presence right now - still on holidays and feeling like
climbing on two mountain tops! Serious! :jump:


@ David: Thank you for adding your work to mine, David! :bow:
I converted your version - it doesn't work on my computer, but this doesn't matter
as I know how to sort and filter objects in AppleWorks. :ubetcha:
Happy it will work for you! :)


@ John, Marc and Matthew: Thank you for answering! I hope you will find and enjoy
some new treasures!


Amalia - feeling happy to be useful! :jump:.. :)

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:54 AM

In keeping with the spirit that created the "Caldwell" list,
propose sorting these in RA order and numbering them A1, A2, etc.
When we are referring to them in the future, we can refer to the beauty of, say, A43.
[OK, I'm not serious. At least, not totally. :lol:]

Amalia, have a look at "The List" on this site: here and see if you forgot any particualrly bright favorites.
Every time I've done a short list like this, I always end up forgetting a favorite.

Thanks for your efforts.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:13 AM

:lol:

Thank you, Don!

I have downloaded Vic's list - but I had to discover that right now I
can not see any lists anymore... :lol: I have worked myself through
four books in the very last time.

And you know :ubetcha:.. ;) , this is Vic, and he knows how to collimate
his scope - and me? :confused:

Not serious myself - at least not totally... :roflmao:

Tomorrow I will check this! Thanks!

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:24 AM

Amalia, I know you don't want to be known as an "expert", but I've always said that a genius isn't someone that knows everything... it's someone who knows where to find everything.

You remember just about everything you read, it seems, and then you go back and post the link when appropriate. As I get older I appreciate that more and more! :D



Thank you, Gary! :)

If I had the choice, I would rather not be an expert - ever seen a
happy expert? An expert has to seem serious. :(

A genius can do what ever he / she wants :jump:

But I guess I will rather try to be myself :shocked: ... ;)

Amalia :)


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