Messier Binocular Observation Certificate (Basic)

Must observe at least 20 Objects from the Messier Catalogue

Binocular Size: A 10 x 50 binocular is suggested but not required for this award. Binoculars can be hand held or tripod mounted.

Required Information: Date, Time, Location, and Binocular power and size, Object Catalogue #.

Minimum Requirements:

1.      Required to observe at least:

5 Open Star Clusters
4 Globular Star Clusters
1 Galaxy
1 Nebula

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

Total Minimal Observations for Certificate:

Open Star Clusters       5

Globular Star Clusters  4

Galaxies                      1

Nebula                        1

Others (any)                9

Total Minimal Observations: 20