Welcome to the Observing page and some basic information

Observing with Unaided Eyes

Observing with your unaided eyes without optical aids is a quick, easy and low cost. The observing skills developed in unaided eye observing are foundation for all other types of observing.
Excellent unaided eye observing skills will result in better binocular and telescope observing. Also, one can start observing tonight if the weather co-operates. Some sky objects such as constellations, meteors and large comets are best observed with your unaided eyes

Binoculars Observing

Observing with binoculars provides the ability to see more details and fainter stars than can be seen by the unaided eye. Observing with binoculars is quick, easy, portable and can be very low cost when compared to telescope observing. The large open star clusters like the Pleiades are best observed with binoculars because you can see the complete star cluster with the binoculars wide field of view. Also, binoculars observing provides skills needed for using a telescope finder to aim a telescope at an astronomical object.

Telescopes Observing

Observing with telescopes provides ability to see more details and fainter stars than can be seen with binoculars. Telescope observing is what most people think of when you refer to amateur astronomy and is where many people start in astronomy. Most beginners do not realise that successful telescope observing is based on good observing skills obtained using your unaided eye and using binoculars.

Astro Imaging

Observing with astro-imaging with both film and cameras provides recorded images that shows astronomical objects and details that cannot be seen with above methods of observing. Also, it is nice to be able to review your images later and share your images with others.


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