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#1 Randy Hargis

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:05 PM

Here is a little offering for anyone who wants it. Its a spreadsheet/check list for Messier marathons. If you change the year in the sheet, the sheet will give you possible dates that year to have a marathon. Enjoy or download and delete....your choice. :p

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#2 desertstars

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:29 PM

A very handy tool, Randy. Thanks for sharing this, and welcome to Cloudy Nights! :grin:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:44 PM

Nice bit of spreadsheetsmanship. :waytogo:
Is that a word?

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:46 PM

Thanks Randy,

I'll put that to good use. :waytogo:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:06 PM

Nice bit of spreadsheetsmanship. :waytogo:
Is that a word?


It is now... :crazy:

#6 Jacob

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:09 PM

Hey, wow, thanks! That's awesome, I'd been thinking of trying to find all the Messier object, so this will come in very handy!

#7 Randy Hargis

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:10 PM

I made one that gave planetary positions (Equatorial and Alt-Az), visual magnitudes, % full, whether or not they were currently visable, and other bells and whistles....but alas, my hard drive ate it. :(

#8 dgs©

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:11 PM

One thing that might be worth adding would be RA & Dec coordinate columns.
Easy enough for anyone to find though.

If you're anything like me with spreadsheets, they're never really finished. :grin:

#9 Randy Hargis

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:16 PM

Dave,

I thought about that but it turned out that it wouldn't all fit nicely on the paper, but you are right about them never being really finished. I think the revision number on this one is 5.5. :)

#10 Peter Argenziano

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:33 PM

Nice bit of spreadsheetsmanship. :waytogo:
Is that a word?


C'mon David... everyone knows the correct terminology is worksheetmanship. :sheesh:

By the way, Randy, that is Excel-lent. :rimshot: Just when I thought I'd seen every permutation of a MM worksheet, you present something new. Thanks.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 04:00 PM

One thing that might be worth adding would be RA & Dec coordinate columns.
Easy enough for anyone to find though.

If you're anything like me with spreadsheets, they're never really finished. :grin:

Amen to that comment. I make some updates every day to my Buyer's guides, and finally get around to posting a new version every few months.
I've got older spreadsheets I keep for data (especially my observing log), and I seem to add a column or change a color or font on that thing every few days. :help:
It sounds like you use spreadsheets a lot, too. :grin:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 07:56 PM

Thanks Randy!


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