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Old 13-07-2014, 09:06 AM
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I just came across Rob Horvat's (WSAAG) "Night sky objects for southern observers". Link here: https://sites.google.com/site/southernastronomer/

Looks impressive. Is this pretty decent? Especially for beginners?
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Old 13-07-2014, 02:23 PM
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Robert Horvat's lists look good
https://sites.google.com/site/southe...for-each-month
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What about Bambo's 600?

Ausastronomer - you owe it to us to post this!!
Hi Rod,

My 600 target Southern Skies Observing list (BAM 600) is already loaded on the Ice in Space website under "Projects and Articles-Astronomy and Observing". It can be downloaded from there in Excel format and sorted in whatever order you like. Most people sort it by "Best Month to Observe", which basically sorts the targets by RA. Well over 1/2 the list can be achieved with a small aperture telescope <6". An 8" telescope will get almost 90% of the targets and under excellent skies, with a skilled observer, you can just about get them all in a 10" to 12" telescope.

The list can also be downloaded in file formats ready for upload to Argo Navis and Sky Tools.

There is also a sticky thread which has been running for a few years on the list

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Hartung's is out of print, and fetching big bucks used in good condition.
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Hartung's Available.

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Hartung's is out of print, and fetching big bucks used in good condition.
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Hi, Just ordered HARTUNG's : $56.10 posted.

https://www.mup.com.au/items/119129

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Old 23-04-2017, 01:59 PM
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Hi Nick, It was great news when the new print run was announced. The old
version was a high quality hard cover book; to reproduce it in that form
would be expensive, but the new version does mean that everyone can obtain the valuable information at a reasonable price.
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An under rated book of interest to all observers is "Observing handbook and catalogue of Deep-sky objects" by Luginbuhl and Skiff
This contains 2000+ objects down to -50 dec.
2230 Galaxies
351 Open Clusters
90 Globular Clusters
152 Double stars

Well worth reading.
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The Webb Society (international but based in the UK) produced a series of Deep-Sky Observers' Handbooks over several years, from 1975 to 1990. Volume 7, published in 1987 is 'The Southern Sky', written by Steven J. Hynes. It was originally published by Enslow (ISBN 0-89489-134-6). If you're lucky you may be able to get a second-hand copy. It would make a fine addition to any southern hemisphere observer's bookshelves.
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+1 for the Webb Society series.
I have the full set. Ideal source of information and suitable objects for visual observers.
Recommended.
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