For a list that I never intent to complete, I made a list of everything
from the following sources (down to about -50 degrees, I think)
NS = The Night Sky Observers Guide (3* or better)
M = Messier
H = Herschel 400 list
H2 = Herschel 400 list #2
S = SACs Best 110 NGC Objects
S2 = SACs Beyond the NGC
B = Burnham's Celestial Handbook
C = Caldwell
LS = Luginbuhl and Skiff Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky
On a given night, I can pick and choose based on what I feel like, which
areas of the sky are clear, which scope I have, or other factors.
I have found this really useful.
Anyone interested, I can E-mail you a copy off-line, it is a word
document about 4 Meg.
I can guarantee that it has errors :-)
On 4/3/2015 10:01 PM, stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Well, I am working on the 2ed edition of Deep Sky Observing and I need
some input, please.
In the first version I spent some time talking about using Burnham's and
one or two other resources that are now out of print to create an
So, my question is "what source to you use to create an observing list?"
I know some of you are working on a list from the Astronomical League
and some are using the SAC lists that AJ and I created all those years
ago. Do any of you use the handpaddle of your GOTO system to create a
listing to what to see? How about a planetarium program?
Anyone using a specific book as a source? Please provide name and
Thanks for any input you can provide;
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