How to Keep a Logbook of Your Astronomical Observations

How to Keep a Logbook of Your Astronomical Observations

Having spent many hours finding those faint fuzzies it can be really frustrating to end up trying to find them all the again. A logbook can help you to find them over and over again. The basics of your logbook should include the date and time, the location you saw it, the eyepiece you used, any filter you used, the type and aperture of telescope, the seeing conditions and the darkness of the sky (dimmest star you could see in a constellation).

 

Then describe the object and attempt to sketch it. Remember to make a note of its size, shape, brightness and colour.

 

For more information check out this guide on logbook basics:

 

http://www.members.shaw.ca/guy.m/Miscarticles/logbookbasics.html



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