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Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 2362 - Inst: 12.5" Binocular telescope



Hi again,
I wrote a little test program which asks for mm, dd, yyyy and yields the
correct dtos date.  E.g., when I entered 02/12/2000, I got 20000212 -- this
would sort correctly.  However, when I gave it 01/01/0000, I got 19000101.
So, the dtos function works fine if given correct input.  The question now
occurs to me:  what is stored in fu_date?  Does it contain a 4-digit year?
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: anonymous NFS user <nobody@web.tiac.net>
To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog <netastrocatalog@jovian.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 12:19 AM
Subject: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 2362 - Inst: 12.5" Binocular telescope
> ----
>
> Observer: Dan Duriscoe
> Your skills: Advanced (many years)
> Date/time of observation: Dec29,1999 2300 PST
> Location of site: Pinehurst, CA USA (Lat 37, Elev 4000')
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 12.5" Binocular telescope
> Magnification: 73x
> Filter(s): none
> Object(s): NGC 2362
> Category: Open cluster.
> Class:
> Constellation: CMa
> Data: mag 4.1  size
> Position: RA :  DEC :
> Description:
> A wonderful suprise to come upon this cluster while scanning the milky way
with
> the big binoculars.  The most 3-dimensional cluster seen yet with this
> instrument.  Bright triple star surrounded by "swarm of bees", stars of
varying
> brightnesses, nearly round, at least 40 stars seen in 10' diameter.
Beautiful
> object, highly recommended.
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