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Asterisms -- not quite a constellation

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Hi all,

I noticed Trevor's enquiry about asterisms in a thread John Murphy put up.

Here's some web sites to look up more info on these celestial delights.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterism_(astronomy)

www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/5320/oldcon.html

www.bisque.com/Tom/asterisms/list.asp

www.visualdeepsky.org/chat/msg01235.html

www.astroguiding.com/viewtopic.php?p=3111

There is also this book on Amazon that I was looking at before but felt it didn't really expand on lists that can be gleaned from the 'Net;

www.amazon.com/gp/product/1556182058/sr=...?ie=UTF8&s=books

There is a comprehensive asterism database at groups.yahoo.com/group/deepskyhunters/ . . . mostly telescopic stuff however.

All the best and happy deep-sky hunting :-)

John
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Replied by ftodonoghue on topic Re: Asterisms -- not quite a constellation

Thanks for those John

This reminds me of an asterism I saw last year and I could not find it on any of those lists. I am not a member of Yahoo so i do not know if it is on that list..anyway it is in hercules. I forgot about it until today, must have a look for it again.

see this thread
www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic....ht=asterism+hercules
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Replied by johnflannery on topic Re: Asterisms -- not quite a constellation

Hi Trevor,

I think Michael Poxon has a mention of it in his online binocular handbook (see freespace.virgin.net/m.poxon/her-lyr.htm ).

Clear skies! (rain in Dublin!)

John
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