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Re: Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 7727 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian



Hi Charles Rose.
The best I can determine Aqr is the modern accepted 
abbreviation for Aquarius. All the current abbreviations 
use only 3 characters while some older literature use 
4 character abbreviations. The 'Astronomy Data Book' 
by: 'J. Hedley Robinson'
(1972)
list both in the 'Alphabetical List of Constellations' 
on pages 175-179. ("Aquarius: Aqr & Aqar") 
Most other sources I referenced use the complete spelling 
or the 3 character abbreviations.
Any experts on historical spelling out there are solicited for their opinions about this matter.
Regards and Clear Skies,
Jim Anderson
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From: "charles rose" <crose@midsouth.rr.com>
Date: 2002/12/02 Mon PM 09:08:11 EST
To: <netastrocatalog-announce@atmob.org>
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 7727 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Just curious, but does the constellation Aqua mean Aquarius?
Charles
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Subject: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 7727 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
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> Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
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> Observer: Brent Reary
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 12/02/02  0:55 UT
> Location of site: Rolla, MO (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
> Magnification: 36x, 68x, 72x, 136x
> Filter(s): None
> Object(s): NGC 7727
> Category: External galaxy.
> Class:
> Constellation: Aqua
> Data: mag 10.7p  size 4.2' X 3.4'
> Position: RA 23:40  DEC -12:18
> Description:
> Fairly bright.  Round.  Brightens toward core.  Magnifies well.  Edges
gently
> fade into the background.  Best seen at 72x.
>
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