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#1 ajkrishock

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:03 AM

All,

 

I am preparing to donate an old PC to our local astronomy club for use in our observatory. It's running Windows 10 x64. I recently discovered an app in Microsoft's app store for the Messier catalog, but I can't seem to find one for the NGC catalog (There is an NGC app in microsoft's store, but it only works on WIndows 8 mobile platforms). 

 

Anybody know where a similar NGC catalog can be found?

 

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I should also add that our observatory has no internet access, so ideally I'd want a catalog that doesn't require internet access. I'm looking for something I can download and run exclusively from the PC itself.


Edited by ajkrishock, 10 September 2019 - 08:19 AM.


#2 Oleg Astro

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:41 AM

All,

 

I am preparing to donate an old PC to our local astronomy club for use in our observatory. It's running Windows 10 x64. I recently discovered an app in Microsoft's app store for the Messier catalog, but I can't seem to find one for the NGC catalog (There is an NGC app in microsoft's store, but it only works on WIndows 8 mobile platforms). 

 

Anybody know where a similar NGC catalog can be found?

 

*edit* 

 

I should also add that our observatory has no internet access, so ideally I'd want a catalog that doesn't require internet access. I'm looking for something I can download and run exclusively from the PC itself.

Look at these pages:
http://cdsarc.u-stra...-source=VII/118

 

http://cdsarc.u-stra...118/ngc2000.dat

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#3 Ishtim

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:05 AM

Not sure exactly what your needs are (graphical, numerical, etc.) but the Saguaro Astronomy Club is one entity that has put out several excellent databases over the years.

http://saguaroastro.org/sac-downloads/

 

Here's a (circa 1997) PDF listing the "Best 110 of NGC" that is super useful for me both for visual use (has Telrad annuli on the charts) and imaging as well.

http://saguaroastro....k110BestNGC.pdf


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#4 catalogman

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:44 AM

Here are some text-only references for all NGC/IC objects:

 

https://github.com/mattiaverga/OpenNGC  (N.B., missing last four IC objects!)

 

http://haroldcorwin.net/ngcic/

 

http://www.klima-luf...cic/ngcic_e.htm

 

 

 

But I think the OP is looking for an app with pics like Courtney Seligman's Celestial Atlas

 

https://cseligman.co...ngc00.htm#ngcic

 

and not requiring internet access.

 

--catalogman


Edited by catalogman, 11 September 2019 - 06:32 AM.



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