What We Do
Must observe at least 70 Objects from the Messier Catalogue
Telescope Size: A 6” Newtonian Telescope is suggesting but not required for this award. Any size telescope can be used. A wide field low power eyepiece (such as 30x with a 2-degree field of view) is recommended but not required for this award.
Required Information: Date, Time, Location, Telescope Size, Type, F/#, Power, and Object Catalogue #.
1. Required to observe at least:
10 Open Star Clusters
10 Globular Star Clusters
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 10
Globular Star Clusters 10
Others (any) 32
Total Minimal Observations: 70