Re: (IAAC) Obj: VDBHA176 - Inst: 20" f5 dobsonian
I must admit that I dont know what the HA stands for. You are right though the
VDB is for Van den Bergh. As for Djorgovski the catalogue contains 3 objects
I will advise on the article refrence when I can find my copy. It appears to
Lew Gramer wrote:
> Thanks, Andrew - your observing logs continue at the same level of very high
> quality, and your choice of targets becomes ever more intriguing.
> However, I'm once again forced to ask your help on nomenclature! The Lynga
> catalog I'm familiar with, and I assume that "Djorgovski" is a catalog with
> very few objects indeed. :) However, "VDBHA" was a new one to me - in spite
> of the fact that a quick search shows there to be quite a large number of
> clusters in the Southern sky with this designator, including Eta Car!
> I assume that the "VDB" is van den Bergh. And the "HA"?
> Forgive the ignorance of Northern observers on these catalogs: however,
> after your contributions, we can hope that Southern amateurs will find
> the Archives of the IAAC just as useful as their Northern counterparts!
> Clear skies,
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