40th Anniversary Pin - 40 Years 40 Objects

 

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40th Anniversary Pin and Object Promotion

  • Find these 40 objects and ‘WIN’ this beautiful Pin 
    Locate these objects in any way you can Telescope, Binoculars, GOTO, Star Hopping, Setting Circles permitted.  Please note Instrument Used, Date of Observation, and Seeing Conditions.  Small description of object is optional.


  • Join in the fun!  MEMBERS ONLY

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    To recognize the Harford County Astronomical Society's 40th year of existance.
    REQUIREMENTS:   Must be a member of the Harford County Astronomical Society
    Observe all 40 objects - no time constraints
    Record date seen and instrument used (i.e. Naked Eye, Binoculars, Telescope, Telescope finders, Telrads, etc)
    Observations can be Manual, Go To or Push To and filters can be used
    May grandfather in all objects seen since you became a member
    Submit your own form or use this form
    Upon completion and verification of your observations, you will be awarded a certificate and pin
    All data from The Night Sky Observer's Guide Books 
    Each section is in Right Ascension order
     
    Double Stars (10) Constellation Type M1 M2 SEP PA RA DEC    
    Mesarthim Aries DS 4.8 4.8 7.8" 0 01h 53.5m + 19 18    
    Polaris Ursa Minor DS 2.0 8.2 18.4" 218 02h 31.8m + 89 16    
    Almach Andromeda DS 2.3 5.5 9.8" 63 02h 03.9m + 42 20    
    Beta Monocerotis Monoceros TS 4.7 5.2 7.3" 132 06h 28.8m - 07 02    
    Castor Gemini DS 1.9 2.9 4.0" 68 07h 34.6m + 31 53    
    Al Gieba Leo DS 2.2 3.5 4.4" 125 10h 20.0m + 19 51    
    Cor Caroli Canes Venatici DS 2.9 5.5 19.4" 229 12h 56.0m + 39 19    
    Mizar Ursa Major DS 2.4 3.9 14.4" 150 13h 23.9m + 54 56    
    Epsilon Lyrae Lyra DS 5.4 6.5 2.6" 357 18h 44.3m + 39 40    
    Albireo Cygnus DS 3.1 5.1 34.0" 54 19h 30.7m + 27 58    
    Messier  
    Objects (20) Constellation Type MAG SIZE INFO RA DEC    
    M31 Andromeda SG 3.4 185.0' X 75.0' Spiral 00h 42.7m + 41 16    
    M32 Andromeda EG 8.1 11.0' X 7.3' Elliptical 00h 42.7m + 40 52    
    M34 Perseus OC 5.2 35' 60 stars 02h 42.0m + 42 47    
    M45 Taurus OC 1.2 110' 100 stars 03h 47.0m + 24 07    
    M42 Orion DN 65' X 60' Great Nebula 05h 35.4m - 05 27    
    M35 Gemini OC 5.1 28' 200 stars 06h 08.9m + 24 20    
    M41 Canis Major OC 4.5 38' 80 stars 06h 47.0m - 20 44    
    M47 Puppis OC 4.4 29' 30 stars 07h 36.6m -14 30    
    M44 Cancer OC 3.1 95' 50 stars 08h 40.1m + 19 59    
    M3 Canes Venatici GC 5.9 16.2' Class VI 13h 42.2m + 28 23    
    M13 Hercules GC 5.7 16.6' Class V 16h 41.7m + 36 28    
    M7 Scorpius OC 3.3 80' 80 stars 17h 53.9m - 34 49    
    M20 Sagittarius DN 20' X 20' Trifid 18h 02.3m - 23 02    
    M8 Sagittarius DN 45' X 30' Lagoon 18 h 03.8m - 24 23    
    M17 Sagittarius DN 20' X 15' Swan 18h 20.8m - 16 11    
    M22 Sagittarius GC 5.1 24' Class VII 18h 36.4m - 23 54    
    M11 Scutum OC 5.8 13' 200 stars 18h 51.1m - 06 16    
    M57 Lyra PN 8.8 71" 15.29 Central star 18h 53.6m + 33 02    
    M27 Vulpecula PN 7.3 348" 13.8 Central  star 19h 59.6m + 22 43    
    M15 Pegasus GC 6.0 12.3' Class IV 21h 30.0m + 12 10    
    NON MESSIER  
    OBJECTS (10) Constellation Type MAG SIZE INFO RA DEC    
    NGC 663 Cassiopeia OC 7.1 16' 80 stars 01h 46.0m + 61 15    
    NGC 752 Andromeda OC 5.7 50' 60 stars 01h 57.8m + 37 41    
    NGC 869/884 Perseus OC 5.3/6.1 29'/29' 200/115 stars 02h 19.0m + 57 09    
    NGC 2264 Monoceros OC 3.9 20' 40 stars 06h 41.1m + 09 53    
    NGC 2392 Gemini PN 9.2 15" 10.5 central star 07h 29.2m + 20 55    
    NGC 2903 Leo SG 9.0 12.0' X 5.6' Spiral 09h 32.2m + 21 30    
    Mel 111 Coma Berenices OC 1.8 275' 80 stars 12h 25.0m + 26 00    
    IC 4665 Ophiuchus OC 4.2 40' 30 stars 17h 46.3m + 05 43    
    NGC 7331 Pegasus SG 9.5 10.5' X 3.7' Spiral 22h 37.1m + 34 25    
    NGC 7662 Andromeda PN 8.3 12" 13.17 central star 23h 25.9m + 42 33    
    LEGEND:
    M1 - Magnitude of primary star DS - Double Star
    M2 - Magnitude of secondary star TS - Triple star
    SEP - Separation of the stars in arc seconds OC - Open Cluster
    PA - Position Angle (location of the secondary star to the primary star) GC - Globular Cluster
    RA - Right Ascension DN - Diffuse Nebula
    DEC - Declination SG - Spiral Galaxy
    MAG - Magnitude of object EG - Ellipitical Galaxy
    SIZE - Size of object in arc minutes or seconds PN - Planetary Nebula
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