Objects for Visual Astronomy in Light Polluted Skies

 

Looking in clear nights at stellar objects with a telescope is an anachronistic yet fascinating passion as the photons you are receiving are ages old so you are looking into the past. This fascination is enhanced by the fact that the tools and equipment available now to amateurs are incredible more powerful and easier to use than anything professional astronomers had a few decenniums ago at their hands not to speak from before – a huge number of star catalogs and image libraries online available via Aladin, remote telescopes for imaging, software for plate solving and photometry software for session planning and creation of star maps based on specific star catalogs and last but not least spreadsheets for managing observation results including astrometric calculations instead of manual maintained lists. This equipped the amateur astronomer is able to contribute results of interest to the professional astronomical world.

 

About this Website

 

About visual resolution of double stars with "small" telescopes

 

Session Plans

List of published reports

 

Spreadsheets