Observing Notes



Observing or imaging deep sky objects is not particularly difficult at the most basic level, but like any skill it improves with experience and is always helped by high-tech equipment when used appropriately. It is also helpful to have a good knowledge of the sky, as most of the nebulae listed in the various catalogues are below naked eye visibility. The best approach to gaining first-hand knowledge is to join a local astronomical society. The brightest nebulae, such as M42 and M8, can be seen with the unaided eye on a clear night away from city lights. The rest require binoculars or a telescope.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CheltenhamUK
  2. 2.CaliforniaUSA

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