A Guide to the Sky, Telescopes, and Telescope Programs
What does the universe hold?
What can you see tonight?
Jan 30: Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Clusters (Pleiades, Double).
Four Types of Observing
Deep Sky/Dark Sky
Biggest Difference in what you can see: the brightness of the sky (location)
What Equipment do you need?
Naked Eye, Binoculars, Telescope
Hubble vs. What YOU can see
Targets with Great Visual Detail
Sun (with appropriate filters!), Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
Star Clusters, Open and Globular
The Messier List (Bring the Poster)
Free Resources Available to You Right Now
Camera vs. Eyeball
San Diego Astronomy Association: SDAA.org
Go Outside. Look Up. Learn some constellations.
Personal Equipment-buying Guide (reference Orion's, add used)
Questions or comments? Email:Jeff Martin