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NGC/IC Project / Re: NGC/IC Project
« Last post by John Pierce on April 25, 2017, 01:04:02 PM »
so who's good with web scripting?      we need someone to take point on building a simple framework for the ngcicproject website.

the server is centos 6, can run php, perl, python, and I can probably setup most anything else, but I'd prefer any development is in something relatively mainstream and not new wave stuff like node.js or ruby, so I don't need to learn a new language to fix it.    I personally would prefer using a postgresql database, but I can manage mysql too.   I should be able to take the raw notes and munge them into database format, if you want to go that way, or just run with static .html files for each object, whatever.

you can probably pull a lot of the static text off here, https://web.archive.org/web/20170102050935/http://www.ngcicproject.org

I already have .htm files with images for the entire NGC catalog courtesy of Akarsh, and hope to cobble up a lookup page for that in the next day or so.


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NGC/IC Project / Re: NGC/IC Project
« Last post by hgcjr on April 25, 2017, 12:30:53 PM »
All the help we can find to get the NGC/IC Project site back on line is much appreciated!  I'm staying out of the web work altogether (take a look at my own web site to see the pitiful extent of my baby-HTML "knowledge":  HaroldCorwin.net) and will concentrate on getting the data files back in shape.  I'm always available via email, and I'll check in here frequently, too.  Thanks again to all who want to help!
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NGC/IC Project / Re: NGC/IC Project
« Last post by Mark on April 25, 2017, 12:17:43 PM »
DNS is now updated, so we should have a publicly visible site, soon.
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TAC Astro Classifieds / Re: Astro Physics 130mm f/6.3 EDF Starfire "Gran Turismo"
« Last post by Mark on April 25, 2017, 10:55:53 AM »
Listed on Cloudy Nights today.
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NGC/IC Project / Re: NGC/IC Project
« Last post by randygmuller on April 24, 2017, 04:17:48 PM »
I'm available to help with this project.
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NGC/IC Project / Re: NGC/IC Project
« Last post by John Pierce on April 24, 2017, 04:13:15 PM »
version zero.zero.one: http://new.freescruz.com/~ngc-ic/

I got these from Arkash aka kstars, but he only had the NGC not the IC files.
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NGC/IC Project / Re: NGC/IC Project
« Last post by DDK on April 24, 2017, 03:04:53 PM »
John, I've been wondering what happened to ngcicproject.org. Irreplaceable resource. Had written Gottlieb to ask about it, but he's been off in the Big Bend climbing ladders. What was weird, even the main google links dropped away.

Thanks for the update. Phew.
I'd certainly be able to pitch in with any scut work to put it back and keep the project online.
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NGC/IC Project / NGC/IC Project
« Last post by John Pierce on April 24, 2017, 02:48:22 PM »
The long running ngcicproject.org website almost was lost forever when the original website owner passed away.  We are in the process of pulling together the pieces and recreating it.

This forum section is for discussions related to the process of resurrecting and restoring this valuable astronomy resource, and ongoing maintenance once its back in place.

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Observing Intents / Re: New Moon weekend
« Last post by mccarthymark on April 21, 2017, 12:12:44 PM »
If I didn't catch this cold I have I'd be going out tonight. It does look to be more certain good conditions tonight
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Observing Intents / Re: New Moon weekend
« Last post by MattT on April 21, 2017, 10:05:43 AM »
The weekend is here. My casual read of the weather reports is that tonight - Friday - might be the best. What do those of you with more developed weather-reading skills make of the prospects for tonight, tomorrow, and perhaps Sunday?
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