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CCDCalculator Images

Additional Images for CCDCalc
Large collection of additional images for Ron Wodaski's
CCDCalculator program:  CCDCalc_Images_V3.zip

Installation Instructions:

1) I have organized the objects by designation, and included a "common object name" as well as the initials of the contributor within the file name
2) There is a bit of overlap and re-use of images from Ron's original distribution, so you might want to go to the program directory, e.g., "C:\Program Files\CCDCalc", and archive/move all of the original jpgs somewhere else
3) UNZIP this distribution, and copy the images to the program directory, e.g., "C:\Program Files\CCDCalc"


SAC (Modified) Images Database
This Excel spreadsheet has a list of over 10,000 objects.  You can sort these objects by magnitude, constellation, RA, season, so as to locate objects of interest to you.  You need to enable macros to have the automated sorting, but can certainly choose to disable macros if you don't need that feature:  Sac72-final.zip


Abell Catalog
This Excel spreadsheet contains the Abell catalogs of galaxy clusters, with over 5,500 entries.  It includes the Northern, Southern, Overlap, and Supplementary Southern catalogs.  You need to enable macros to have the automated sorting, but can certainly choose to disable macros if you don't need that feature: 
Abell-final.zip


Boston Clear Sky Clock
Here is an abbrieviated version of the Boston Clear Sky Clock.  It shows the viewing forecast for the next two days...

 
 
CURRENT MOON


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Here's a moon phase clock.  Depending on your interests, you can use this to see when you can either view features of interest, or avoid the moon entirely!


Sky & Telescope's Jupiter's Moons Viewer
RA and DEC Converter
RA and DEC Converter

This
RA and DEC Converter Excel spreadsheet will allow you to enter RA and DEC information in hours/minutes/seconds, and have it converted to decimal (or the other way round).  It is useful in that it will generate output that can be copied and pasted into the 'Find' box in TheSky6.