Quick Link: what's up tonight?
Four Types of Observing
||Deep Sky/Dark Sky
||From a dark site, the whole universe is yours.
- "Backyard Observing"
||The Bright Lights of urban and suburban areas limit
what you can see. Some targets are unaffected. Learning some
tricks can help you see more.
||With the proper equipment, the easiest astronomy there
is. Changes daily!
||A labor of love: emphasis on labor. It takes a
broad skill set, time and equipment that tends to be expensive.
But amateur photos can rival those of the multi-million dollar
Biggest Difference in what you can see: the brightness of the sky (location)
Naked Eye, Binoculars, Telescope
Hubble vs. What YOU can see
|Hubble's iconic image of the Eagle Nebula's "Pillars of
|Click on the photo for how it looks through a
Targets with Great Visual Detail
Sun (with appropriate filters!),
Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
Star Clusters, Open and Globular
This site: GoOutLookUp.net.
San Diego Astronomy Association: SDAA.org
Star Parties (many scopes) monthly
at Balboa Park, Mission Trails, Sycamore Canyon, etc.
Go Outside. Look Up. Learn some