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#1 brentknight

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:29 AM

I'm working through Luginbuhl and Skiff -- Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects.  It was written just before the release of the original Uranometria 2000 atlas in 1990.  The catalogue contains data and descriptions of over 2000 of the brightest Deep-Sky objects.  I've started creating SkySafari lists for each of the constellations in the book and have included links to them below.  I'll update with additional lists as I can get them done, or if anyone is interested who has the book, please continue the effort with me by adding your own...

 

https://www.livesky....list/NKGJNknJFO  ::  Andromeda

https://www.livesky....list/yqR1moKoQq  ::  Antlia

https://www.livesky....list/8xdnfHNVuj  ::  Aquarius

https://www.livesky....list/JrT2Ow4vY8  :: Aquila

https://www.livesky....list/ACTjmisRO9  ::  Ara

https://www.livesky....list/jYIU3BFcXc  ::  Aries

https://www.livesky....list/HccSPJTbkJ  ::  Auriga

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#2 brentknight

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:45 AM

Here's a couple more:

 

https://www.livesky....list/lWoIOsDmzp  ::  Camelopardalis

https://www.livesky....list/V7bIyl3cZI  ::  Canis Major

https://www.livesky....list/oTmhsNvRvB  ::  Canis Minor

https://www.livesky....list/dnDbUBDbsw  ::  Cassiopeia

https://www.livesky....list/bH9Vi8uGY4  ::  Cepheus

https://www.livesky....list/K36enSobUr  ::  Draco

https://www.livesky....list/Dtv8zk17Wr  ::  Eridanus

https://www.livesky....list/NeTJAIXqMM  ::  Gemini

https://www.livesky....list/l2EKjUrh8k  ::  Orion

https://www.livesky....list/wwdtKpqJGy  ::  Perseus


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:30 PM

Alright, I give up.  How do you import the new SkySafari lists into the LiveSky  observing lists.  I have LiveSky premium and Sky Safari 6 Pro.  I can import from online repository but have not find a way to import Brent's lists.  I feel like an idiot not being able to figure it out.  So I would appreciate any help with this matter.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:30 PM

https://www.livesky....list/AzE43XRv6n  ::  Bootes

https://www.livesky....list/gCMh0djfLn  ::  Cancer

https://www.livesky....list/1DZocYocDz  ::  Canes Venatici

https://www.livesky....list/GQdUVCkQAo  ::  Capricornus

https://www.livesky....list/vkOuLhJA1M  ::  Centaurus

https://www.livesky....list/a5Hkwro2ov  ::  Cetus

https://www.livesky....list/Ys36sxHFB9  ::  Columba

https://www.livesky....list/zKpl2C5rFZ  ::  Coma Berenices

https://www.livesky....list/rq36Pi5UBY  ::  Corona Australis

https://www.livesky....list/Qwyp2MxNg8  ::  Corona Borealis

https://www.livesky....list/YNWfH0q66c  ::  Corvus

https://www.livesky....list/1KASrbSr9J  ::  Crater


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:34 PM

JIM262,

 

They don't make it easy to figure out that's for sure.  Once figured out though, it's pretty simple.  If you have an IOS device, some instructions are posted in this thread: https://www.cloudyni...s/#entry9019626.

 

I haven't tried doing it with an Android though, so maybe someone else can answer...



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 12:05 AM

Thanks, Brent.  I saw your explanation, using Itunes on the Ipad and that worked for me.   

 

Thank you also for the lists, going out now to see some sky stuff, it's been a long time since we had a somewhat clear skies.

 

Jim



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:27 AM

Your lucky...  Seemingly perpetual clouds are the main reason I'm making these list...


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:43 PM

Thank you very much Brent for doing this! I just bought the Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects earlier this year to augment my Burnham's Celestial Handbook series (I also have the N+S volumes of Uranometria 2000.0 but not the Deep Sky Field Guide... YET!).

 

AND... I use SkySafari! 

 

AWESOME! :D



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:44 AM

IMO, this is the best single volume deep-sky reference book.  Very handy at the eyepiece.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 10:44 AM

If anyone is interested, I've found it's easier to compile these lists using a dedicated observational planning application and not SkySafari.  I use SkyTools 3 and the advanced database search feature.  I can filter the database down to specific constellations, objects, whatever and sort by RA.  The objects then fall out very easily.  SkyTools then allows the export of the list as a skylist file.

 

SkySafari itself is not that easy to use to make observing lists.  Maybe that's why lists are not as popular as they could be...



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

Thank you very much Brent for doing this! I just bought the Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects earlier this year to augment my Burnham's Celestial Handbook series (I also have the N+S volumes of Uranometria 2000.0 but not the Deep Sky Field Guide... YET!).

 

AND... I use SkySafari! 

 

AWESOME! laugh.gif

Your welcome Rick.  I need to grab a copy of the Deep-Sky Field Guide too.  It's a wonder I haven't gotten it yet given that I was friends with Murray when he was working on it.  Anyone interested in creating a skylist file for that massive volume???


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:41 AM

A couple more...  Almost halfway there.

 

https://www.livesky....list/mFdoo6pf2W  ::  Cygnus

https://www.livesky....list/51DpmDw1N3  ::  Delphinus

https://www.livesky....list/kR7IOf9chk  ::  Equuleus

https://www.livesky....list/r2H2LDQtiI  ::  Fornax

https://www.livesky....list/iup0BMzaPt  ::  Grus

https://www.livesky....list/ZJLqhSEKz7  ::  Horologium

https://www.livesky....list/h47C6cxIKF  ::  Hydra

https://www.livesky....list/f9BOgyUo4u  ::  Lacerta

https://www.livesky....list/UH2ZABfR1K  ::  Lepus


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

Hello Brent,

 

I, too, thank you for making these lists!

 

And member GaryJCarter has got another thread going where he produced some nice lists too based on the books by Stephen J. O’Meara.

 

https://www.cloudyni...ries/?p=9013860

 

Great stuff... thanks to you both.

 

Kevin


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:01 AM

https://www.livesky....list/YiFiYcc3pZ  ::  Leo Minor

https://www.livesky....list/5FExxxI96K  ::  Leo

https://www.livesky....list/OpLx4IYAKl  ::  Libra

https://www.livesky....list/ELVtOZC73S  ::  Lupus

https://www.livesky....list/STEoAt3eZn  ::  Lynx

https://www.livesky....list/VfcJx2Ojq1  ::  Lyra

https://www.livesky....list/QnVKFYTjUz  ::  Microsocopium

https://www.livesky....list/4grhIKoBM0  ::  Ophiuchus

https://www.livesky....list/dizHGV5tcC  ::  Pegasus

https://www.livesky....list/kOiYPurmsM  ::  Phoenix

https://www.livesky....list/kNlRZqVTXL  ::  Pisces


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:45 PM

Here are a few more lists.  Please try them and let me know how you do with them.

 

https://www.livesky....list/SKOaUlwKjH  ::  Monoceros

https://www.livesky....list/DRZhDWoRV5  ::  Pisces Austrinus

https://www.livesky....list/zvP47AJVit  ::  Puppis

https://www.livesky....list/aHMsHXwrwS  ::  Sagitta

https://www.livesky....list/4IxWg9rvCi  ::  Scorpius

https://www.livesky....list/iQVVwcm61v  ::  Sculptor

https://www.livesky....list/B0rVbDwnS5  ::  Scutum

https://www.livesky....list/fujSH8X7rP  ::  Serpens

https://www.livesky....list/c0AoplWSCf  ::  Sextans

https://www.livesky....list/RI06q7WkL9  ::  Taurus

https://www.livesky....list/ZuStRpVP9t  ::  Triangulum

 

The final batch will include Ursa Major and Minor, Vela, Virgo and Vulpecula.



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:27 AM

Thank you very much Brent for doing this! I just bought the Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects earlier this year to augment my Burnham's Celestial Handbook series (I also have the N+S volumes of Uranometria 2000.0 but not the Deep Sky Field Guide... YET!).

 

AND... I use SkySafari! 

 

AWESOME! laugh.gif

It‘s interesting to note that the selection of deep sky objects covered in the “Observing Handbook” is exactly the same as the “Lists of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies” provided with each constellation in Burnham’s Celestial Handbook.



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:38 PM

In any collection of best and brightest, there will naturally be some overlap.  OH&C does not list doubles or anything like that, and there's no discussion of the astrophysics - it's strictly an observer's guide with photos and sketches useful to observers.  I just did a random check however, and the number of objects included in Lepus differs between the two. 

 

I would think a serious observer would want (at least) both references - for the differences in each.

 

At the end of all this I plan to add the included objects to a spreadsheet with some appropriate information.  Going forward, I'd like to add lines to this spreadsheet for every written/published description I can find for these objects from any sources I can find.  I think it would be useful to be able to quickly reference say, Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes or Burnham's Celestial Handbook when looking for information about objects I'd like to view.


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