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Old 07-07-2011, 08:33 PM
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Paddy (Patrick)
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Thanks Michael. I do have a sort of system, some of which is loosely based on the way the objects are classified. I can't remember all the classes when observing, but for example, the Trumpler system for open clusters includes how well detached the cluster is from the surrounds, the variation in magnitude and how many stars are involved. Similarly the GC system is about concentration. But the patterns of stars that I see are some of the most beautiful things to me even the little ones around globulars, so I try to describe them if they're not too complex. PNs and galaxies I just try to get as many details down as I can.
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