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Activity/Putting my OCD to good use[edit]

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To do[edit]

  Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Make article stub on A3558.
  Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Expand on the differences between galaxy groups and clusters.
  Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Consistify/make pretty the List of voids.
  Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Create {{Deg2HMS}}.


  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Populating the more-difficult-to-find {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} statistics (member #, velocity dispersion, ICM temperature, mass) from journal articles for the most popular Abell clusters (doing so for all would take way too much time and wouldn't be as much benefit).
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Finding and adding proper references to remove {{citation needed}} tags whenever I can for astronomy articles.
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Taking small bites out of the WikiProject Astronomy cleanup listing, and perusing WP:Vital articles/Physical sciences#Astronomy.
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Finding pages with unintentional links to disambiguation pages and fixing the easy ones. Sometimes I'm even on the leaderboard.
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Trying to standardize use of parsecs first, light-years second.

Done (large and/or systematic changes)[edit]

  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added Velocity dispersion, Flux, and Distance (co-moving) fields to {{infobox galaxy cluster}}.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added Bautz-Morgan type field to {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} and populated it for all Abell clusters on the List of Abell clusters page.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Populated Abell richness class parameter on all pages in the Category:Abell_objects.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Created and assigned 6 new categories for/to all Abell cluster richness 0-5.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Corrected all Abell cluster pages with {{Infobox galaxy}} to {{Infobox galaxy cluster}}.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Add notes and helpful wikicode to all {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} parameters for clarity and consistent usage.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Turned the boring, ugly, unorganized List of Abell clusters into this very nice table while adding ra, dec, Abell richness, and BM type (inspired by this heroic effort by User:Dr. Submillimeter).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Created {{Infobox supercluster}} and transcluded it to all superclusters.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Populated the easily gotten {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} statistics (α, δ, constellation, z, co-moving distance, x-ray flux) from NED for all Abell cluster pages.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Use AWB to correct watchlist pages with > 2 minor corrections.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Organized the List of galaxy clusters and removed synonymous usage of galaxy clusters with galaxy groups.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Made {{Catalogs}} variable width so it looks nicer at the bottom of a page (talk), and added it to all Abell object pages.

Pages & templates significantly contributed to (and/or improved, hopefully)[edit]

  Blue 0080ff pog.svg List of Abell clustersVelocity dispersionEridanus clusterAstrophysical X-ray sourceAntlia ClusterAbell 520Abell 2199Coma ClusterKitt Peak National Observatory
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} ★ {{Catalogs}}

Pages & templates created[edit]

  Blue 0080ff pog.svg {{hub}}{{Infobox supercluster}} ★ {{Solar luminosity}} (copy of {{Solar mass}}) ★ {{Fe/H}} ★ {{alpha/Fe}}
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg Bautz-Morgan classification
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg Abell 133Abell 262Abell 478Abell 665Abell 907Abell 1413Abell 1795Abell 1991Abell 2390
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg NGC 1721NGC 1723NGC 1725NGC 1728
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg Many, many #REDIRECTs: Abell 1060Abell catalogAbell CatalogueAbell richness classAbell richness groupAbell s0636Abell S0636Abell s636Abell S636abs adsABS ADSABSADSads absADS ABSAds AbsadsabsAGN classificationAntlia dwarfAstronomical X-ray sourceBautz-Morgan ClassificationBautz-Morgan TypeBautz-Morgan typeBautz-MorganBinding massBolometriccD galaxyChandra X-ray observatoryComa (constellation)Dorado groupDraco dwarfEridanus groupGalactic cosmic radiationHydra clusterICM temperatureIntracluster MediumPAndASPandora clusterPandora ClusterPandora's ClusterPandora's clusterR. B. TullyTidal disruptionTucana dwarfType 2 SupernovaUltra high energy gamma-rayUltra high-energy gamma rayUltra high-energy gamma-rayVirgo stellar streamZeta orionis

Frequently used links & code[edit]

Frequently used reference material[edit]

Unit conversion, notation, and special characters[edit]

  • 19.0{{±|1.8|1.7}} [[parsec|Mpc]] (62.0{{±|5.9|5.5}} [[light-year|Mly]]) →  19.0+1.8
    Mpc (61.9+5.9
  • {{solar luminosity|link=y}} →  L
  • {{val|1.44|e=14|ul=L_solar}} →  1.44×1014 L
  • {{val|1.44|e=14|ul=M_solar}} →  1.44×1014 M
  • 10<sup>14</sup> {{solar mass|link=y}} →  1014 M
  • 1.44{{e|14}} {{solar luminosity|link=y}} →  1.44×1014 L
  • {{hub|0.70}} →  h−1
      — A template I made for things measured using various values for the dimensionless Hubble parameter
  • - &ndash; &mdash; &amp; &sigma; &Sigma; &lambda; &Lambda; →  - – — & σ Σ λ Λ
  • {{#expr: (200/6) * 2 round 3}} →  66.667
  • ≈ ≉ ≟ ≠ ≡ ≢ ≣ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ≪ ≫ ≬ ≭ ≮ ≯ ≰ ≱ ≲ ≳ ≴ ≵ ≶ ≷ ≸ ☉ ⊕


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     |- valign="top"
     | [[Image:blah.gif|thumb|top|300px|Caption text.]]
     | [[Image:stuff.jpg|thumb|top|300px|Things.]]
    →  is an easy way to lay pictures horizontally rather than vertically.
  • {{clear}} →  forces horizontal white space until next section, usually after a picture.
  • &nbsp; →  Non     -     Breaking     SPace. Ascii chr 160, instead of ascii 32 (typical keyboard space).
  • [[File:Santa riding a dinosaur with Jesus.jpg|275px|right|thumb|Caption this.]] →  inserts a variable size picture and caption text.
  • <span><div><gallery widths="300px" heights="300px">{{ColBegin}} ... {{ColEnd}}{{MultiCol|95%}} ... {{ColBreak}} ... {{ColBreak}} ... {{EndMultiCol}}{{Div col|cols=3}} ... {{Div col end}} →  (usually) prettifies things

Citations & links[edit]

  • User:Tom.Reding#Frequently used links & code →  links directly to subsections of an article.
  • <ref name="Reding">...</ref> ... <ref name="Reding" /> →  to name your refs for easy reref'ing later in the same article.
  • {{Refimprove|date=August 2014}} or {{Refneeded|date=August 2014}} →  use occasionally.
  • {{Citation needed|date=August 2014}} →  use liberally.
  • {{Sky|03|28|13.8|-|20|44|40|321000000}} →  links to wikisky (not whiskey). Put after references. 321000000 = lightyears (for zoom level!).

Other wikicode[edit]

  • #REDIRECT [[Tidal force]] + an R template→  is all you need to have as the body in a redirect page.
  • <code><nowiki> w/e </nowiki></code> →  makes everything above.
  • <tt><nowiki> blah </nowiki></tt> →  or this (which doesn't highlight the background).