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    Default Recording and saving observations



    When I began observing, I kept a nightly log on my computer. And that was great. I can always search that log and see what my experience was with any given object. But, after a couple laps around the Sun, it got kind of repetitive. So, instead I set up a filing system.

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    I make detailed charts with Cartes du Ciel for each session. I would be lost without that program. Then I annotate the charts with comments and file them under the Constellation name. Now I just pull a folder and I know pretty much what to expect.

    Anybody else do this?

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    Default Re: Recording and saving observations

    A very nice, organized system Don.
    Much neater looking than my shelves full of old notebooks
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