Re: (IAAC) FWD: Posting Observations?
Hi, Dave. The posting procedure is outlined in the "info" message for this
list, available either from firstname.lastname@example.org, or at our Web site:
Anyway, that is a looong document, so here's the gist! TO POST AN OBSERVATION
to the 'netastrocatalog', just send an email message to the address:
[Note this is JUST for observations!] The format of your message should roughly
follow the example below - but feel free to leave out some data if providing it
is too onerous. BUT *PLEASE* try to include the object name/designation, as
well as the instrument you observe with (eyes, 7x50 binoculars, 36" dob,
whatever), in the SUBJECT LINE of your message: this makes your post more
useful for our readers, both on the list and the Web archive.
Finally, the '-announce' list is for all other (non-observation) posts. And you
can reach me at the address below if you ever have questions. Clear skies!
[Here's a sample observation post, including mail header...]
From: A Current Subscriber <email@example.com>
Subject: Obj: IC 4665 - Inst: 4.25" f/7.9 reflector
Observer: Bernhard Rems
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-06-17, 22:45 UT
Location: Vienna, Austria (48N)
Site classification: Urban
Limiting magnitude: 3.9
Seeing: 2/10 - bad
Moon up/phase: no
Instrument: 4.25" f/7.9 reflector
Filters used: none
Category: Open cluster
Data: Mag 4.2 size 41'
RA/DE: 17h46m 05o43'
Description: This is an easy open cluster under urban skies, although it
is a little too big for the eyepiece I used. It can be easily found approx.
one degree north of Beta Oph. I counted about 30 stars in the center, all
of them 7 mag or less. IC4665 isn't too spectacular, but under these skies
you are happy about everything you can see.