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    Quote Originally Posted by kbeverage View Post
    Either that or cut and paste the log in a post - attaching it is probably easier. The 'Manage attachments' option is only available if you a) start a new post or b) click on the 'go advanced' button below the quick reply box, but it does let you attach a variety of files to your posts.

    EDIT: also if you quote another post it will automatically take you to the 'advanced' composition page (just remembered that one).
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    Quick question about this. What counts as "observe"?

    For example, I've seen the supernova in M101 more than once now, but due to light pollution and moonlight I've been unable to see any other part of the M101 smudge.

    So technically I've seen part of M101, and for many people "part of" a Messier object is all they ever see, but does that count as an observation?
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    If you can "describe" your observation of M101 then you have observed it.

    Here are some sample "observation sheets" --- and the blank forms you can use to record your observation.
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    But does a description of "Looks like the blackness of space" count? I mean that's what a given object may indeed look like if they don't have the environment/equipment to see anything else.
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    No -- not really-- you should at least be able to say-- "the object was very dim and only visible using averted vision, it had a roughly cylindrical shape and a somewhat brighter core."

    or something similar to that-- you have not seen 101 yet, you need to try on New Moon nights-- and slightly away from any major light pollution. Remember there are 110 different Messier objects-- many are VERY VISIBLE like M45.
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    Yeah I've done quite a few. M13 blew me away. I was just wondering where the line was drawn. I quite agree with it
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    I can't wait to get started with this program.....I've seen lots of M Objects, but will start over once I get clear skies, and a bit cooler weather. I have my log papers all ready to go!

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    Any word on other Visual Awards Programs?
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    Hi team.
    Can you tell me if there is a time limit on this please? I am new to Astronomy but this would give me a nice little goal and a great learning experience at the same time. It is probably going to take a few/many months but already have M42 which I took the other day and thought about doing this.

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    Nope take as long as you need.
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