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Re: (IAAC) Fwd: The Menard 400



Hi Lew,
	Thanks for putting the ngc list together!  It's a great resource.
Mark
Lew Gramer wrote:
> 
> I was scanning some old emails in my inbox this morning, and noted this
> (long-ago) post by our own Dave Mitsky to the 'deep_sky_observing' list.
> 
> Has anyone checked their personal logs, to determine whether they have
> "completed" the Menard 400? I like Vic's idea very much, as it seems to
> avoid the relative lack of diversity in other observing-target lists.
> 
> Also, does anyone know of a Web site that catalogs the "Menard 400"?
> I'd love to put up a Web page detailing observations in our IAAC log
> archive from this list, similar to the current "NGCs" listing:
> 
>     http://www.visualdeepsky.org/NGC.html
> 
> Clear skies!
> Lew Gramer
> 
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> 
> To: deep_sky_observing@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [deep_sky_observing] The Menard 400, a New Best of the Deep-Sky List
> From: Dave Mitsky <djm28@psu.edu>
> Date: 11 Apr 2001 11:50:10 -0000
> 
> I received the Summer 2001 edition (issue 30) of "Amateur Astronomy"
> two days ago and have had the chance to read a good deal of it.
> Deep-sky expert Vic Menard submitted his list of the 400 best
> deep-sky objects, which he chose to simply call The List.  Publisher
> Tom Clark decided to title the article (and the list) The Menard 400.
> 
> While I haven't gone through the entire list it seems like an
> excellent sampling of both faint fuzzies and stellar notables.
> Included are objects from the Messier, NGC, IC, Abell, and other
> catalogs as well as binary and carbon stars.  There are 179 galaxies,
> 59 planetary nebulae, 37 open clusters, 29 globular clusters, 21
> bright nebulae, 4 supernova remnants, 2 lensed quasars, and 75 stars.
> 
> Dave Mitsky
> 
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