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    Default Database of Clusters?



    Does anyone have, or know, of a database of clusters?

    Specifically, I am looking for something like an excel sheet or something similar that I can manipulate if needed.

    I have a planetary excel sheet that someone posted that is excellent as it shows them in Constellation order or by Magnitude or Size, etc...

    I have found many lists in the Internet but they are in no particular order.
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    Default Re: Database of Clusters?

    How many do you need (clusters?)? Open clusters? Globs?
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    Default Re: Database of Clusters?

    I am up to v.4 having just added red stars and am holding off on the rest of the Herschel list for now as I slowly clean it up, but this might help:

    SkySafari and Excel Catalog and skylist file tool

    If you don't have SkySafari, the spreadsheet might be of limited use though.
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    Default Re: Database of Clusters?

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    How many do you need (clusters?)? Open clusters? Globs?
    As many as possible. As mentioned, the planetary nebula sheet is really nice since I can tell right away what I can go,after from my house. Obviously I can research everything, but usually someone has a list already to go.

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    I am up to v.4 having just added red stars and am holding off on the rest of the Herschel list for now as I slowly clean it up, but this might help:

    SkySafari and Excel Catalog and skylist file tool

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    I do have SS. I'll take a look at it when I get home tonight.
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    Default Re: Database of Clusters?

    These ought to keep you occupied for a while.

    Note these both contain data for both celestial hemispheres, so should be somewhat useful for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by My 2 Stars View Post
    I do have SS. I'll take a look at it when I get home tonight.
    Copy the macro (VB) from my spreadsheet and put it into Bryans, keeping the important columns in mind. The macro allows you to build a SkyList file on the fly of what you have selected in Excel. It keeps the clutter down in Sky Sarfari.
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    Thanks Bryan and Glen! That's exactly what I was looking for.
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