Herschel Observation Certificates (Basic)

Binocular: Must observe at least 50 objects from the Herschel Catalogue.

Telescope: Must observe at least 200 objects from the Herschel Catalogue.

Instrument Size: Binoculars: Giant Binoculars such as 15 x 80’s or larger are recommended but not required for this award. Tripod mounting is a must.

Telescope:  An 8” Telescope or larger is recommended but not required for this award.

Required Information: Date, Time, Location, Object #, Binoculars (power and size) or Telescope: (size, type, F/#, power), Sky Conditions.

Requirements:

Binoculars: Required to observe at least 50 objects of which some of the objects must be from different categories: such as star clusters or galaxies or nebulae.

Telescope: Required to observe at least 200      objects of which some of the objects must be from different categories: such as star clusters or galaxies or nebulae.

Must Observe, Identify, Draw and Describe each object. (Drawings and descriptions do not need to be detailed)

Total Minimal Observations for a Certificate:
Binoculars 50 Objects
Telescope 200 Objects