Objects Chosen and Mode of Observing

  • Ted Aranda
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.


Globular Cluster Variable Star Planetary Nebula Bright Star Double Star 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ChicagoUSA

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