Expanding Your Horizons — Choosing Objetcs to View

  • Michael W. Swanson
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


After your first exciting looks at the Moon and planets, you will likely try out the objects in the Tour list. Some of those objects may not be visible with your model of NexStar scope and in any case the Tour list will only keep you occupied for so long. How do you decide what to view? Do you find yourself simply pressing the “M” button and starting at “001”? How do you go about maximizing your limited time under clear skies? There are probably as many ways to prepare for an evening as there are people with telescopes! But there are some suggestions I can give you, as well as resources and ways to use them.


Double Star Session Planning Local Light Faint Object Size Of20 
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.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael W. Swanson

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations