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GALAXY QUEST – A visual and imaging catalogue of galaxies based on increasing

distance from Earth.

With improved optical designs, cameras, software and the internet coupled with our better understanding of our nearby universe, the amateur astronomer can further push the envelope. To observe obscure and challenging galaxy systems, reaching out further into the deep sky with our telescopes as well as our minds. Inclusion in the catalogue is based on interest and variety, posing challenges for small and large scopes alike. Ultimately, the objects are chosen to provide the viewer with a sense of the real deepsky by offering the third dimension; DISTANCE.

A NEW CATALOGUE FOR THE NEW ERA IN THE STUDY OF OUR UNIVERSE.

GALAXY QUESTOR Paul Buglass from York AS better describes the aims of Galaxy Quest!

>>>>”One of the talks was given by Gain Lee from the Huddersfield AS and was about observing objects with a different approach. It was based on distance and started with the near stuff, with which we are all familar, then moved out further from Earth to some quite large distances. It’s a great talk and I may ask Gain if we can book him for our2009 season, or maybe the YAS AGM in October. At the end of the talk an observing list was handed out, and I intend to work my way through it,starting with the closest, and working up to the farthest away object.Some of these distant objects are very faint, and need dark skies, very well dark adapted eyes, and as large a scope as you can beg steal or borrow,but are achievable. I have actually already been fortunate to observe the farthest object on a previous visit to Kielder through Gain’s very nice18″ Dobsonian telescope, so that’s the hardest one I can tick off, although I’dlike to observe it again myself.

Once you start to reach the faint distant stuff, the fact is that most of these objects have been photographically catalogued, and many have maybe never been observed visually by anyone before. Just think, you could be the first person to actually see some of these objects! Most of them simply don’t have finder charts as they are too faint, and you have to make your own charts out of a combination of skymap s/w and images from the Deep Sky Survey photographs, etc, available on the Internet, and work your way to the target via the charts and star fields in the images. Real detective work astronomy, and so satisfying when you find your intended faint target, even if it is at the limit of human observing capability. Images and drawings from the list can be seen on the

GALAXY QUEST GALLERY page.

THE LEE GALAXY QUEST CATALOGUE

Please click on the link below to download full catalogue>

LEE GALAXY QUEST CATALOGUE PDF

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Please contact me at gainlee@aol.com

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