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A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae was created by Coldfieldboundary

;) Hi,

Years ago I once went for the easiest doubles to see, also wanted to give them the stamp 'observed', and finally reached a list of 200 doubles.

After that I did it for 125 open clusters. For both lists I also made a webpage.

Yesterday I finished a webpage for 40 easiest planetaries, which I also observed first in the previous months.

So the result for the planetaries is in the following page:


users.skynet.be/fc219947/top40pn/index.html
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Replied by dmolloy on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

All I can say is.....WOW that is a lot of work - looks really good - a great resource there. I am doing web design course at the moment and could not conceive of attempting anything as good as that

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

Nice work!

Got something similar that would work for 10 X 50's? :)

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Replied by Coldfieldboundary on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

well, I used straight and plain HTML, no program which makes the webpages for you.

@Seanie: difficult to catch planetaries with binoculars, most of them are only a tiny disk, with too low magnification just like a normal star. Only M76 and M27, not displaying a round disk and appear giant, must be enough for the binos.
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Replied by bertthebudgie on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

Excellent resource.

Do you have the link for the other lists -200 doubles and 200 open clusters?

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Replied by Coldfieldboundary on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

It was 2006 when I reached a list of 200 easy doubles:

users.compaqnet.be/doublestars/

Then in 2008 I could finish 125 pieces for the open clusters:

users.skynet.be/fc219947/openclusters.html


thanks for the looks..
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Replied by mykc on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

Your sites are fantastic resources - thanks for the huge effort you put in to them, and congratulations on the great quality of the results.

Now that you have finished planetary nebulae, what's next? Galaxies? Variable stars? Or those most difficult objects to find - trustworthy Bank directors?

Thanks again,
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

Seanie_Morris wrote:

Nice work!

Got something similar that would work for 10 X 50's? :)

I would also like to paraphrase Seanie with the "nice work".

Seanie, if these are good targets for observers, I would hazard to guess that they have a sufficiently good surface brightness to be relatively easy for imaging. If you have a DSLR, I would give it a shot. Obviously if you have access to a CCD camera, even better.

I will transcribe these items and start going after them one by one. In fact, I just picked my toys up after trying to go after the Ghost of Jupiter, a planetary in Hydra (NGC 3242), but there is so much humidity in the atmosphere that passing overhead planes are leaving behind "permanent" contrails which drift all over the sky. At one point I had six such contrails overhead.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:A top 40 of easiest Planetary Nebulae

Cheers Anthony,
I do have a Canon 350D at my disposal, no CCD yet - I don't have the kind of freetime needed to buy such an expensive piece of worthwhile equipment. All is not lost though. My brief - very brief - spurts of the learning curve that is DSLR photography will be complemented by lists such as this one!

Maybe even to prepare me for the first weekend of July in Greece!

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