NGC Observation Cert – Basic

Binocular: Must observe at least 150 objects from the NGC Catalogue.

Telescope: Must observe at least 400 objects from the NGC Catalogue.

Instrument Size: Binoculars: Giant Binoculars such as 20 x 80’s or larger are

Recommended but not required for this award. Tripod mounting is a must.

Telescope:  A 10” 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 150 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 400 objects      of which some of the objects must be from different categories: such as star clusters or galaxies or nebulae.

All must observe, identify and draw or describe each object.

Total Minimal Observations for a Certificate:
Binoculars 150 Objects
Telescope 400 Objects

Note: These Certificates are the highest-ranking certificates of all the deep sky certificates awards.