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    Is there a published work (book, whatever) which describes all of the NGC

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    > NGC descriptions

    Do a google search for NGC objects and you will have stuff to read for hours.

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    "Stephen Paul" <> wrote in message

    Seems to have them all.


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    "Banjopikr1" <> wrote in message

    Thanks. I guess I sort of screwed up my question. I get far too many CRT/LCD
    generated photons as a rule. <g>

    What I'm really after is a paper copy, with the immediately pertinent
    information, like, mostly, size and visual magnitude.

    Not looking to do hardcore research, just want to know if I should expect to
    be able to see them, in a given aperture.

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    Stephen Paul wrote:

    Although it covers just the top 110 NGC objects, the Saguaro Astronomy
    club offers a free PDF, by Paul Dickson, ($1.00 donation to print same)
    Weighs in at 3.6 MB

    And then there's Sky Atlas 2000.0, 2nd Deluxe Edition:

    -John Steinberg
    email: not@thistime.invalid

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    On Sun, 23 May 2004 09:54:29 -0400, "Stephen Paul"
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    I've used the "Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects"
    by Christian B. Luginbuhl and Brian A. Skiff for many years. It's a
    Cambridge University Press book. The observation descriptions cover
    from 6 cm apertures on up to 30 cm based on the magnitude of the
    object. Not all size scopes are covered for each object, but you get
    a good idea of what to look for and what you'll see. On thing I like
    about this book is that the NGC objects are listed in numerical order
    by constellation, and the number is preceeded by the type of object,
    eg. in Gemini, oc 2158 tells you the object is an open cluster (oc)
    and its NGC number is 2158. Objects from other catalogues are listed
    within the constellation by right ascension. NOTE: This book is for
    Northern Hemisphere observers. Sky Publishing Corp carries the 2d
    edition for $37.95 ( I've also seen it for sale
    on Ebay if you're so inclined. Hope this helps.


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    On Sun, 23 May 2004 09:54:29 -0400, "Stephen Paul" <> wrote:

    You might be interested in , which contains a wealth of


    Chris L Peterson
    Cloudbait Observatory

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    Stephen Paul <> wrote:

    Sky Atlas 2000 Companion seems to be what you're after:


    That's the u.k. Amazon reference.

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    I've got a few. I'll show you next time your over.


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    I like Night Sky Observers' Guide, by George Kepple and Glen Sanner, in
    two volumes with observations of each object in various size scopes,
    plus zillions of photos, sketches, and star maps. Observations
    werecontributed by a score of very accomplished observers, including
    luminaries such as Steve Gottlieb and Steve Coe. A magnificent book.
    If you just want to look up a brief description, SkyAtlas 2000
    Companion is faster but sparser in descriptions, with no
    sketches,photoes, or maps.
    I don't know the Loginbuhl and Skiff book, but I do know that Brian
    Skiff is a recognized authority in stronomical cataloging, so that book
    is likely to be authoritative.
    Bill Meyers

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