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[Having a plan or an idea as to what you wish to observe can save you a lot of time fiddling around in the dark. By looking at a star chart or computer software one can devise one’s own observing program for an evening’s viewing. Alternatively, there are a number of books available that contain...
[SCTs, Maksutov-Newtonians and refractors are dew magnets. The dew shield is an absolute must to keep this enemy at bay. Dew heaters can also be very useful for this purpose. However, the dew shield can also serve another purpose and not just for these telescope types but, in fact, for all...
[This aspect of the hobby has undergone a resurgence in recent years. Although there is, of course, a huge proliferation of relatively cheap CCD cameras for the budding astro-imager, astronomers are coming back to using the ol’ mark one and a pencil. Perhaps because it is cheaper and quicker to...
[The rest of this book contains a series of sections listed in constellation alphabetical order, i.e., Andromeda first, Vulpecula last. Each constellation begins with a list of deep sky objects, the object type (i.e., galaxy, cluster, etc.), their positions on the celestial sphere, their...
[This page contains a sample sketching circle for you to photocopy and upon which to record your sketches of the objects in this book.]
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