Working my way through the sky... February 13, 2005 6:44 AM
Hi everyone -
Last night - partially on a whim, and partially because I've been meaning to for some time - I started working on an observing certificate for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. I need to observe 55 or so items from a list of over 100, which include constellations, planets, the Moon and several deep sky objects.
I only completed three items from my backyard (it was soooooo cold!)...52 more objects to go!
Is anyone else working through a program like this, or is thinking about it? How are you finding it? What is your logbook like? (Since I just started mine, I'm still not sure what's supposed to be in it!) How often do you get the chance to observe? Is it hard to keep yourself motivated?
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