[AZ-Observing] Re: Boy, am I sorry I started this thread, Marathon

  • From: <rtejera@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 11:32:21 -0500

Tom,

The Double Cluster & the Siamese Twins are listed separately, but are =
counted as one object, thus the 112. I agree, that the two planetaries =
will make a complete score pretty much impossible. Could make for a fin =
night, though, dontcha think?

Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Polakis [mailto:tpolakis@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:36 AM
To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Boy, am I sorry I started this thread,
Marathon


It looks like the presence of both NGC 6818 and NGC 7293 on that list is =
going prevent anybody from getting all 110 Best of the NGC objects in a =
single night.  Still, I think Rick has found a date where all but a =
couple of them would be visible.

Jack, I downloaded the list of 110 objects from the SAC site.  What are =
the other two that bring the list up to 112 objects?

Tom


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> From: "Jack Jones" <spicastar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2004/03/30 Tue PM 11:38:46 EST
> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Boy, am I sorry I started this thread, =
Marathon
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> This is certainly worth being pursued. I will be willing to take you =
on for
> sure at the First Annual SACaThon 112. How many are possible at the =
New Moon
> before and the New Moon after your ideal time of Jan 25? Are there any =
other
> gaps during the year to get at least 110 for a weekend? Also check for =
gaps
> for the Annual EVACaThon 200. That one should really spread out the =
field.
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> Jack Jones
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> > Just to add something of a somewhat serious nature to this rather
> whimsical
> > thread, I sat down at the computer opened the SAC 110 Best NGC =
object
> target
> > list in Skymap and played around a bit. Printed the objects sorted =
by RA
> and
> > looked for likley gaps where a "SAC 110 marathon could be =
accomplished.
> Tested
> > the results and came up with the optimal date of Jan 25-26. All 112
> objects (you
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> > Any Takers?
> >
> > Rick Tejera
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