Preparing for Observation Sessions
Any serious observer will get ready for evening or nighttime observations during the day. Making a list of objects to search for or observe and that are, at the time of observation, at their highest in the sky is important. Set aside at least half an hour for viewing each object. If you whiz from one object to another you will miss a lot of things that you could otherwise see. Prepare the charts so that you will not need to walk into a bright space often during your observation; doing so impairs night vision. In order to get your eyes readjusted to the dark, you will need at least half an hour each time.