Observing Tips

This is a page prepared from several related sources. It gives you a list of questions to ask yourself when you're at the telescope, to help you make more detailed observing notes.

By paying attention to these items when you are at the scope, you can learn to see more detail in celestial objects, and learn to appreciate the universe just that much better.

All Object Types


Planetary Nebula

Dark Nebula

Open Cluster

Globular Cluster

Multiple or Double Star