Most changes to the AAC are updates adding new space objects or charting previously incomplete list information, however; sometimes new research leads to documenting the change of information, such as updating stellar distances and outlining the possible reasoning for previous false assumptions. This article helps preserve that trail of information discovery.
• Added AAC-32 Serpens Dwarf (Pal 5)
• Named AAC-99 "Lastone" (HIP 30627)
• Added AAC-82 (NGC 6522)
• Added AAC-84 (NGC 6528)
• Added AAC-89 (NGC 6558)
• Mean distances for AAC-89, AAC-84, AAC-82 to determine edge of Milky Way Galactic Core (AAC-12)
• Added Table of Contents / Legend
• Added Milky Way Galaxy Galactic Core (AAC-12)
• To avoid name conflicts, entire catalog prefix and articles were changed from ASC to AAC
• Added η Sgr (AAC-3), V1721 Sgr (AAC-4), HD 162630 (AAC-5), and TYC 7386-463-2 (AAC-6)
• Added Milky Way Galaxy Galactic Halo (AAC-11)
• Added V951 Sco (AAC-1-Sco-1), V957 Sco (AAC-1-Sco-2), V958 Sco (AAC-1-Sco-3), V959 Sco (AAC-1-Sco-4)
• Added Milky Way Galaxy (AAC-10)
• Added naming convention notes
• Added introduction for Ascendents Sphere
• Researched catalog items with unknown distances
• Created notes column
• Created update notes
• Added 20 stellar objects, 2 discoveries: AAC-1 and AAC-2
• Started the Ascendents Space Catalog (ASC)
2nd brightest Sco in M 7, almost aligned with AAC-2, also is AAC-7-Sco-1
Brightest Sco in M 7, also is AAC-7-Sco-2
In M 7, also is AAC-7-Sco-3
In M 7, also is AAC-7-Sco-4
Keith System Barycenter
Intersection of Ascendents Sphere (AAC-1) and Ptolemy's Cluster (M 7 / AAC-7), also is AAC-1-1 and AAC-7-1
Also is TYC 7386-92-1
Also is TYC 7386-463-1
Stellar neighborhood aligned near Sol from M 7 / AAC-7, also is η Sgr and HIP 89642
Midpoint between Sol and M 7 / AAC-7, also is HIP 88022
Late Scorpio, opposite Auriga
Milky Way Galaxy
Distance to edge of 105,700 ly Milky Way Galaxy disc
Milky Way Galactic Halo
Gas halo of Milky Way Galaxy
Milky Way Galactic Core
Giant feature at center of 105,700 ly Milky Way Galaxy
Galactic feature perpendicular to Milky Way Galaxy
Globular cluster for measuring distance to Milky Way Galactic Core, also is GCI 32
Globular cluster for measuring distance to Milky Way Galactic Core, also is GCI 82, VDBH 256
Globular cluster for measuring distance to Milky Way Galactic Core, also is GCI 84, VDBH 257
Globular cluster for measuring distance to Milky Way Galactic Core, also is GCI 89, VDBH 259
Huge star for measuring distance to edge of Milky Way disc
Note: To be part of the AAC-1 designation, a star must be located on or close enough to the dome, a reasonable proportion for its significance. Other objects relevant for studying can have a different catalog number, such as AAC-7 which is Ptolemy's star cluster that is its own feature to be studied separately from AAC-1. Some stars, however; may be part of both the sphere and the star cluster -- those stars have multiple designations and the names are interchangeable. When a star has multiple AAC identifiers, the preferred star name to reference for documentation is the shortest and easiest to type for the letters and numbers on a standard American QWERTY keyboard. Ascendents Sphere stars (The Ascendents) are conventionally named with the AAC-1 prefix, followed by their constellations, and the count when it was discovered as part of the Ascendents Sphere. For example: The first sphere discovery in Canis Major (CMa), the star "18 CMa" also is "AAC-1-CMa-1."
• Searchable dynamic database with category selector
• Periodic downloadable CSV exports
• API to retrieve individual object CSV data Tip: For now, to get a CSV file of the AAC table, copy-and-paste the HTML table of AAC objects to a spreadsheet program (newer versions can automatically convert the copy-and-paste data to spreadsheet/export CSV format).
Ascendents Sphere Introduction
The Ascendents refers to a dome of stars in a giant spherical star system (AAC-1) that surrounds Earth and the Solar System. In every direction, the Ascendents Sphere star dome is about 913 light years away, therefore the dome itself is over 1800 light years in diameter. The pattern of influence by the Ascendents Sphere extends much farther outward than the boundary of the sphere (the star line). For perspective, the Milky Way Galaxy is over 100,000 light years in diameter. Our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri is only 4 light years away.
Grasping the magnitude of this discovery is an incredible feeling, it's absolutely insane being part to advancing a paradigm of universal understanding. Deep into knowing as past humans started to know, nearly 1900 years ago, 130 AD Ptolemy discovered a significant blue star cluster that pierces the 2022-discovered Ascendents Sphere (AAC-1). Since the late-1700's Ptolemy's Cluster has been referenced as Messier Object (M 7) and it's relevant enough to also be called AAC-7.
A famous quote from the book and movie, 1984 has claimed, "who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." That is why many think writing informative reports/articles is so important.
Language is deep; writing is deep. If writing about the environment, it easily becomes a slippery slope into political debate because why are these specific articles being presented versus those other articles -- it’s as if history is getting “re-written” to be seen a certain way.
There are many ways independent writers can get involved and make a difference. The earliest found source of this inspirational quote is by gilded Reddit user, kai1998 posted on November 4, 2016 to the Subreddit Community, ShowerThoughts, "When people talk about traveling to the past, they worry about changing the present by doing small things, but pretty much no one in the present thinks that they can change the future by doing something small."
Upon viewing his original post was an additional edit/added note that said, “the lesson is to stay educated and informed, so that your actions can be more deliberate and meaningful,” therefore; by educating and informing others, their actions can also be more deliberate and meaningful.
This isn't official advice from a lawyer, but after reading articles/reports about varying court decisions, it doesn't take a lawyer to see that loosely-enforced copyright laws regarding "fair use" are clear as mud. Supposedly, it is legal to photograph and film people without their permission, but only as long as they aren't the sole focus of the content. Ultimately, legality becomes an issue when the intentions and effects/results of content use cause damages or losses to the rightsholder(s). Someone else's copyright image(s) or exhibits are not the main part of this article. The factual captions below the images attempt to demonstrate various ways to (without needing permission) fairly use copyright images and other content for your articles.
In report writing, it is generally understood that each sentence, paragraph, and/or claim should be looked at individually and written credibly as a fact. For example, explicit permission is not required to fairly and simply state the fact that author Jane Friedman, and creator of article, A Writer’s Guide to Permissions and Fair Use, said, “you have to consider, for each use, whether or not it’s necessary to seek explicit, legal permission from the work’s creator or owner,” however; the writer’s guide and author, were still referenced/stated in "good faith" and credited. An italicized note said, “Remember that crediting the source does not remove the obligation to seek permission.” When something might not fall into the fair-use category, then experts agree to seek permission(s).
Is the content being stated as a fact? Titles, names, companies, and places are facts. When presented, interpreted, and credited, things other people said and their images also become stated facts for others to include and further analyze. Scribbling your name on someone else's work (claiming it’s yours) is lying, illegal, and unfair. Legal fair use is to identify/reference someone else and their work (attribution) and then (with your name) add more/do extra work to interpret it (commentary/criticism and/or parody of copyright material for a limited and transformative purpose).
Try to find examples of how others widely use the same content or same type of content. Businesses have different stances, however; since it can be difficult and expensive to follow up every case, as long as an instance doesn't become the company's biggest problem, there probably won’t be a lawsuit filed, however; by fairly crediting sources, and being a team player, it is easier to earn industry respect. The Associated Press said, "You are solely responsible for determining whether or not "fair use" or similar doctrines apply in various jurisdictions and/or whether any permissions, licenses, clearances and/or releases are required in connection with any proposed use of the Content. If You are unsure, You are responsible for contacting competent legal counsel." Do not source from uncredited photos/media or steal paid stock photo content. Some free stock photos that usually do not require attribution are available on sites such as Pexels and MorgueFile. Also visit the Creative Commons search page for seemingly limitless amounts of more free content, often with no attribution requirements from CC image sites like Pixabay, ClipSafari, and Flickr.