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, "Neil Fleming"
For those of us interested in learning about objects appropriate for
imaging, I have compiled two more tools that will help out:
1) SAC (Modified) Images Database
This Excel spreadsheet has a list of over 10,000 objects from
catalogs. You can sort these objects by magnitude, constellation,
season, so as to locate objects of interest to you. You need to
macros to have the automated sorting, but can certainly choose to
macros if you don't need that feature.
You see the object designation, type, constellation, magnitude,
(your) definition of `season' and `north', size, and notes.
2) Abell Images Catalog
This Excel spreadsheet contains the Abell catalogs of galaxy
over 5,500 entries. It includes the Northern, Southern, Overlap,
Supplementary Southern catalogs. You need to enable macros to have
automated sorting, but can certainly choose to disable macros if you
need that feature.
Again, you see the object and catalog, coordinates, `north'
(defined by you), magnitude of the 10th brightest galaxy in that
cluster, and notes, where available.
Instructions on the retrieval of these databases are available here:
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