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Sharpless (Sh2) Objects in Display Mode

While I know Sharpless (Sh2) objects are in your database, is it possible to include Sharpless (Sh2) objects in display mode? As an astrophotographer, I capture a lot of Sharpless objects during nebula season, as they are usually in narrowband and a good fit for me being just 15 minutes out of Detroit. Here is an example of one of my Sharpless objects I captured:

http://www.astrobin.com/312290/

Thanks,
Douglas

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    Walter Graf-Kranl

    Hi Douglas,

    The problem is, objects with unknown magnitudes in the database are only visible if you search for them - except you set the magnitude limit to "unlimited".

    The disadvantage is that you'll get a very cluttered display (see attachment).

    A catalogue filter to switch off certain objects would be helpful (in this case LDN dark nebulae) - or a individual object type magnitude slider.

    If the rectangles could be replaced by the approx. real shapes would also be a nice feature.

    Cheers

    Walter

     

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    Walter Graf-Kranl

    Correction - I meant the LBN (Lynds Bright Nebulae) instead LDN (Lynds Dark Nebulae) in the above example. 

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    Douglas

    Yes turning off and on certain catalogues as well as adding the catalogues to this list would be awesome. Currently I have dark nebula turned off because my light polluted skies make it almost impossible to capture. BUT sharpness objects are usually in narrowband and are great for light polluted skies. 

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