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Naming DSOs

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:40 pm
by StarSharp Astronomy
Hi all, Dion you may want to consider making this a sticky

When imaging and posting DSOs it would be helpful if people will include the Messier or NGC designation as well as the "common" name. Not all planetarium software can search using the common name.

Just a thought


Re: Naming DSOs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:30 am
by Dion
Good idea that Keith, done. :thumbsup:

Re: Naming DSOs

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:44 am
by brisbaneskys
I agree - great idea

Re: Naming DSOs

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:56 pm
by speach
I personally don't like 'common' names, much rather M83 to be called M83 than whirlpool, or southern whirlpool or what ever else it can be called. Much less confusion.

Re: Naming DSOs

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:09 pm
Well, I guess the simple answer would be that members could give the Messier or NGC number plus the common name........that way both preferences are satisfied.