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(IAAC) Keyword Search now available for IAAC Archive



Are you an amateur astronomer interested in deep-sky observing? Do you enjoy 
looking at objects through the scope, but wish you had a convenient way of 
sharing observing experience with other amateurs?
'IAAC' is the Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog - a growing compendium of 
deep-sky observations from amateurs like you. The IAAC is built around an email 
mailing list called 'netastrocatalog', which is devoted EXCLUSIVELY to these 
logs of deep-sky observations. If you are interested in learning more about the 
IAAC, contact me at the address below.
ANNOUNCEMENT: You can now search the Web archive of IAAC deep-sky observations 
by catalog and object ID! The Web search form is at:
    http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren/netastrocatalog/search.html
Simply select from the (long) list of deep-sky catalogs to search in, and then 
enter the identifier you wish to search for. The form responds by showing you a 
hyperlinked list of all the observing logs which have so far been submitted to 
IAAC for that object!
Below is a sample search for the object "IC 10", a galaxy in Cassiopeia:
You select "IC" from the catalog list, then enter the number "10" in the 
"Identifier" field. Hit the "Search IAAC Logs" button, and...
    IAAC Observations Matching Your Criteria
    Found 2 matches for your object!
      (IAAC) Dwarf Galaxy IC10 20" Dobsonian 
      (IAAC) Obj: IC 10 (Dwarf Galaxy) - Inst: 13" f/5.6 
    Refine or Change Your Search...
You can then click on either of these observations to see the full log!
Clear skies, and happy searching,
Lew Gramer <owner-netastrocatalog@latrade.com>