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Discovery projects

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Abstract

There are many interesting things in the universe that haven’t been discovered yet, or which are so poorly known that each new observation offers the chance to discover more about them. Some of these discovery opportunities are well within the range of amateur equipment and amateur efforts to bring them to light. For some types of discoveries, amateur astronomers can effectively compete with the professionals because we have a lot more freedom to use our telescope time on projects that entail a lot of “just looking around7#x201D;. Imagine trying to present that idea to the scheduling committee of a major observatory—“I’m not sure if I’ll find anything, but I’d like to schedule a month of nights to just look around in the sky ...”—not likely!

Keywords

False Alarm Search Pattern Lunar Surface Meteor Shower Discovery Project 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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