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(IAAC) Re: binoculars



Harold Williams <Clouseau@webtv.net> wrote:
>Do you have a website address where I can take a look at the
>Astronomical League's Binocular Deep Sky list? I have a good Nikon
>10x50. I assume most of them if not all would be visible in that.
Hi, Harold, here's ONE of the Web sites! For some reason, AL does not sponsor 
their own, dedicated Web page for this stuff... This site covers *all* of the 
deep-sky observing programs the AL sponsors:
    http://www.mcs.net/~bstevens/al/astrnote/astnot12.html
Below also is the complete list of target objects for the AL-BDS certificate. 
You can actually see *all* of these with 7x50 binoculars, but the trick is that 
you have to look from a *dark* site, and you need experience observing deep-sky 
objects in general, to see the fainter ones...
Hope this helps! Clear skies,
Lew
ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE BINOCULAR DEEP-SKY CLUB OBJECTS:
Catalog     R.A.    DEC    Mag  Type  Size   Con  Ura  SA      Notes
-------     ----    ---    ---  ----  ----   ---  ---  --  -------------
NGC 129   00 29.9  +60 14  6.5  OpCl  21.0'  Cas  15   1   
NGC 253   00 47.6  -25 17  8.0  Glxy  25.0'  Scl  306  18  
NGC 457   01 19.1  +58 20  6.4  OpCl  13.0'  Cas  36   1   
NGC 663   01 46.0  +61 15  7.1  OpCl  16.0'  Cas  16   1   
Cr 463    01 48.4  +71 57  5.7  OpCl  36.0'  Cas  17   1   
NGC 752   01 57.8  +37 41  5.7  OpCl  50.0'  And  92   4   
Stock 2   02 15.0  +59 16  4.4  OpCl  60.0'  Cas  37   1   
NGC 869   02 19.0  +57 09  5.3  OpCl  29.0'  Per  37   1   
NGC 884   02 22.4  +57 07  6.1  OpCl  29.0'  Per  37   1   
Mark 6    02 29.6  +60 39  7.1  OpCl  4.5'   Cas  17   1   
Mel 15    02 32.7  +61 27  6.5  OpCl  21.0'  Cas  17   1   
Tr 2      02 37.3  +55 59  5.9  OpCl  20.0'  Per  38   1   
Tr 3      03 11.8  +63 15  7.0  OpCl  23.0'  Cas  18   1   
Stock 23  03 16.0  +60 02  6.2  OpCl  15.0'  Cam  38   1   
Mel 20    03 22.0  +49 00  1.2  OpCl  185'   Per  38   4   Alpha Per gp
NGC 1342  03 31.6  +37 20  6.7  OpCl  14.0'  Per  94   4   
Kemble 1  03 58.0  +63 06  4.0  OpCl  180'   Cam  18   1   3o star chain
NGC 1528  04 15.4  +51 14  6.4  OpCl  23.0'  Per  39   1   
Mel 25    04 27.0  +16 00  0.5  OpCl  330'   Tau  133  11  The Hyades
NGC 1582  04 32.0  +43 51  7.0  OpCl  37.0'  Per  65   5   
NGC 1647  04 46.0  +19 04  6.4  OpCl  45.0'  Tau  134  11  
NGC 1662  04 48.5  +10 56  6.4  OpCl  20.0'  Ori  179  11  
NGC 1746  05 03.6  +23 49  6.1  OpCl  42.0'  Tau  134  5   
NGC 1807  05 10.7  +16 32  7.0  OpCl  17.0'  Tau  135  11  
NGC 1817  05 12.1  +16 42  7.7  OpCl  15.0'  Tau  135  11  
NGC 1893  05 22.7  +33 24  7.5  OpCl  11.0'  Aur  97   5   
NGC 1907  05 28.0  +35 19  8.2  OpCl  6.0'   Aur  97   5   
NGC 1981  05 35.2  -04 26  4.2  OpCl  25.0'  Ori  225  11  
NGC 2169  06 08.4  +13 57  5.9  OpCl  6.0'   Ori  182  11  
NGC 2232  06 26.6  -04 45  3.9  OpCl  29.0'  Mon  227  11  
NGC 2244  06 32.4  +04 52  4.8  OpCl  23.0'  Mon  227  11  
NGC 2251  06 34.7  +08 22  7.3  OpCl  10.0'  Mon  182  11  
NGC 2264  06 41.1  +09 53  3.9  OpCl  20.0'  Mon  183  11  
NGC 2281  06 49.3  +41 04  5.4  OpCl  14.0'  Aur  68   5   
NGC 2301  06 51.8  +00 28  6.0  OpCl  12.0'  Mon  228  11  
NGC 2343  07 08.3  -10 39  6.7  OpCl  6.0'   Mon  273  12  
NGC 2360  07 17.8  -15 37  7.2  OpCl  12.0'  CMa  274  12  
NGC 2403  07 36.9  +65 36  8.4  Glxy  18.0'  Cam  21   1   
NGC 2527  08 02.5  -28 11  6.5  OpCl  22.0'  Pup  320  20  
NGC 2539  08 10.7  -12 50  6.5  OpCl  21.0'  Pup  275  12  
NGC 2571  08 18.9  -29 44  7.0  OpCl  13.0'  Pup  362  20  
Mel 111   12 25.0  +26 00  1.8  OpCl  275'   Com  148  7   Coma Cluster
IC 4665   17 46.3  +05 43  4.2  OpCl  70.0'  Oph  203  15  
NGC 6520  18 03.4  -27 54  7.6  OpCl  6.0'   Sgr  339  22  
NGC 6633  18 27.7  +06 34  4.6  OpCl  20.0'  Oph  205  15  
IC 4756   18 39.0  +05 27  4.6  OpCl  40.0'  Ser  205  15  
NGC 6709  18 51.5  +10 21  6.7  OpCl  13.0'  Aql  205  15  
NGC 6716  18 54.6  -19 53  7.5  OpCl  6.0'   Sgr  340  15  
Cr 399    19 25.4  +20 11  3.6  OpCl  60.0'  Vul  161  8   "Coathanger"
NGC 6819  19 41.3  +40 11  7.3  OpCl  5.0'   Cyg  84   8   
NGC 6823  19 43.1  +23 18  7.1  OpCl  12.0'  Vul  162  8   
NGC 6910  20 23.1  +40 47  7.4  OpCl  7.0'   Cyg  84   9   
NGC 6934  20 34.2  +07 24  8.7  GbCl  5.9'   Del  209  16  
NGC 6940  20 34.6  +28 18  6.3  OpCl  31.0'  Vul  120  9   
NGC 7063  21 24.4  +36 30  7.0  OpCl  7.0'   Cyg  121  9   
NGC 7160  21 53.7  +62 36  6.1  OpCl  7.0'   Cep  33   3   
NGC 7209  22 05.2  +46 30  7.7  OpCl  25.0'  Lac  87   9   
NGC 7235  22 12.6  +57 17  7.7  OpCl  4.0'   Cep  57   3   
NGC 7243  22 15.3  +49 53  6.4  OpCl  21.0'  Lac  57   9   
NGC 7789  23 57.0  +56 44  6.7  OpCl  15.0'  Cas  59   3   
'Ura' is the plate number in "Uranometria".
'SA' is the plate number in "SkyAtlas 2000.0".

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