Re: (IAAC) Welcome to netastrocatalog-digest
Lew I am somewhat puzzled by this as I never asked to go on the digest list
At 19:04 02/06/99 -0400, you wrote:
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> Here's the general information for the list you've subscribed to,
> in case you don't already have it:
>This is the mailing list to subscribe to for DIGEST versions of
>the submissions to the Internet Amateur Astromomers' Catalog. A
>digest list produces one or more emails per day, containing all
>of that day's submissions to the main mailing list (in this case,
>the netastrocatalog list). The digest version is a convenience
>for subscribers who do not wish to be inundated with individual
>messages flooding into the main list, but nonetheless wish to
>read each of those messages at their leisure.
>Thanks for your interest, and don't forget: we're looking forward
>to receiving YOUR submissions to the catalog!
>>>>> GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE 'netastrocatalog' LIST:
>The email mailing list 'netastrocatalog' is primarily intended as a
>target address for amateur astronomers at all levels to email their
>observations to the newly established Internet Amateur Astronomers'
>Catalog (the IAAC or netastrocatalog, for short).
>This IAAC Catalog was established by Bernhard Rems, based on some
>discussions in the Usenet newsgroup sci.astro.amateur in May 1996.
>The catalog encompasses submissions from observers at all levels,
>with instruments ranging from the naked eye to the largest amateur
>observing instruments! It is designed as an internet resource for
>other observers, to compare and contrast their observations with
>those made using similar equipment at similar sites around the world!
>If you'd like to submit your OWN observation of any astronomical
>object, please just cut and paste the email form shown below into an
>email message, fill it out with your observation, and mail it to the
>email address of the IAAC: "email@example.com".
>Or, if you use one of the wonderful observation planning and logging
>applications that are available, such as dObjects or DeepSky 2000.0,
>you may simply be able to submit your observations to the IAAC via a
>menu item in your application. Ask your support contact about this!
>Once you submit your observations to the netastrocatalog, they will
>appear on the Internet along with countless other amateurs' efforts,
>within a week or so. In addition, all 'netastrocatalog' subscribers
>will see your submission immediately! The Web site is available at:
>Last but not least, if you submit your logs to any of the deep-sky
>observing societies, then you may simply be able to "Cc:" your posts
>to 'netastrocatalog' to these groups as well! The Webb Society for
>instance, has indicated that our format is acceptable to them.
>NOTE: In addition to the main 'netastrocatalog' list (which is only
>intended for observations by amateur astronomers), there is also a
>mailing list for DISCUSSIONS and ANNOUNCEMENTS relating to the IAAC,
>called netastrocatalog-announce. By subscribing to either of these two
>lists, you are actually automatically subscribing to BOTH. Similarly,
>unsubscribing from either automatically unsubscribes you from both.
>******* Here is the original IAAC message from Bernhard Rems *********
>Hi to all!
>I invite you to contribute to an interesting project. We are
>gathering observation reports from amateur astronomers around the
>world to compile the "Internet Amateur Astronomer's Catalogue".
>What is it for? Most objects look different with different apertures,
>under different circumstances, and for different observers. This
>compilation should give newcomers and skilled observers a possibility
>to compare their observations with those of others. For this reason,
>some folks here on s.a.a. have designed a standard entry form to let
>you submit your observations. We will gather all input and prepare a
>list for you to download, where you can find your observation together
>with those of fellow skygazers.
>The list will be arranged by constellation and within that by right
>ascension. It will be put on an ftp-server for download and updated
>twice a month (we will keep you informed on where you can find it) -
>as soon as there are enough reports to do so (hint, hint!). Maybe
>these reports will be on a website in the near future.
>Following you will find instructions on how to report observation:
>1) Cut out the standad entry form below.
>2) Fill in everything that is needed.
>3) Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: IAAC submission
>We would like you to let us know about deep sky objects and double
>stars you observed.
>These are the facts we ask you to state. Put as many of them as you feel
>comfortable adding: the important part is your instrument, the object's
>name, and WHAT YOU SAW! Also, be sure to mention the object name and your
>observing instrument in the "Subject:" line of your email...
>Observer: (Your name goes in here)
>Your skill: (Choose one: beginner, intermediate, expert)
>Date and UT of observation: (1996-May-20/21, 23:55 UT)
>Location & latitude: (for example: Vienna, Austria, 47N)
>Site classification: (choose: city, suburbian, rural)
>Limiting magnitude (visual): (Very important! Give your best guess)
>Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): (1 is best - 5 is like looking over a
>Moon up (phase?): (yes/no, age or phase of the moon if yes)
>Instrument: (for example: 8" SCT f/10, naked eye, 7x50, etc.)
>Magnification: (for example: 35x, none for naked eye, etc.)
>Filters used: (for example: none, UHC, LPR, OIII, Hbeta)
>Object: (what you saw, including catalog number(s) and/or common names)
>Category: (for example: open cluster, double star, galaxy, etc.)
>Constellation: (For example: Leo)
>Object data: (mag and size in ' or "; or mags and sep./PA for double stars)
>RA/DE: (position - please use 2000.0)
>Description: (tell us what you have seen, as many lines as you want)
>Feel free to use your own yardsticks for seeing and sky darkness: using the
>seeing scale of 0-10, sky "transparency" scales of 1-5 or 0-10, sky
>in magnitudes/arcsec^2, etc. are all just as good as our 1-5 seeing and
>limiting magnitude. Just be sure to note which one you're using!
>Here is a standard entry form you can use:
>Date and UT of observation:
>Location & latitude:
>Limiting magnitude (visual):
>Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst):
>Moon up (phase?):
>So take out your scopes, your binoculars, use your eyes and let us
>know what you have observed! We will keep you updated - so let the
>reports roll in.
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