Objects Chosen and Mode of Observing

Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


For this project I made my own specialized sky atlas using MegaStar5, a superb astronomical program (see Appendix A). The objects that I selected for observation and plotted on the atlas are described here. It can be seen that my goal was more to cover the better – i.e., relatively bright and easy – objects, of which there are plenty, than to seek out observational challenges, which are practically infinite in number.


Photography Alan 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ChicagoUSA

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