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Re: (IAAC) How Bright are the Galaxies - Really?



In a message dated 12/7/01 1:34:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
kapeji@sniffout.com writes:
<< Chris replies,
 "All that I've done - needless to say! - is to use the Revised NGC catalog.
 What that catalog contains is completely beyond my control.
  >>
Well, Chris is correct about the CONTENT of any catalogue or database, but he 
does control which to include in his program. Overall, the new Steinicke 
catalog appears to be a step in the right direction - especially as to 
locations and dimensions of the thousands of objects. The magnitude issue, 
however, is another matter. I like the dimmer "B" magnitudes, as I find them 
a better guide to back yard visibility. However, others may feel just as 
strongly the other way - and with perfectly good reasons.
Doug Stewart
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