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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmike View Post
    nice report man!

    I need to start the diary... I keep thinking it would be great to start making notes of viewing conditions along with what Im looking at. If Ive learned anything with a lofty 2 months under my belt its that night after night things are different.
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    Yes, you really need to At first i never thought of having a diary but as time passes on, I realize the need to sketch things down to learn what im looking at. over time it does help is many ways. You nailed it. It's all you need. In fact, you can print this chart which was shared to me my Bryan. The chart was made by Raymondhow. Amazing chart. I actually printed hundreds of this and spiral bound it into a book. Works amazing. Here's the link. http://www.astronomylogs.com/pages/b...%20booklet.pdf

    so true man. Each time i look up on a daily basis, there are always some changes on the star locations. Pretty amazing. Clear skies Mike and all the best on the sketch diary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Congrats on the good night out Arwin. In addition to a good atlas, you may want to pick up a planishere too. This will help you learn the constellations. It basically consists of a rotating wheel with the constellations marked on it. As you move the wheel, you will see the stars and star patterns for each season, helping you identify them. And as they say, practice makes perfect.
    Hi Michael, Thank you so much my friend. Im currently doing a google search on a good atlas that I should purchase. Found a few and just checking them out before i choose one. There seem to be so many atlas books out there. Yes, i actually just made a purchase of planishere like a minute ago based on the link Raymondhow shared. The one i have can't be used due to the planishere is for a different location and it came free with my XT8 purchase. i can't wait to use the equatorial one that i just ordered.

    Totally Michael. I will use it once it reaches my home. Shipping should take 2 or 3 weeks before it reaches here. I will make sure to use it and learn to get better. Thank you and clear skies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    Great report!

    You seem to be taking to this like a duck to water!
    Welcome to our obsession and addiction.

    Cheers
    Hi KingClinton.

    Thank you so much for the encouragement. Means a lot to me. It's a true honor and a pleasure to be part of this obsession and addiction. Can't see myself doing anything besides looking up at night at the stars, skies and the universe, while feeling truly blessed.

    Clear skies my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondhow View Post
    Could be... but Arwin said he was looking 90 degrees straight up, so I figured he was looking near the celestial equator.
    Yes, it was exactly 90 degrees up. More towards the south east. Clear skies.
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    Default Re: 3rd day observation

    Great report, Arwin, glad you had a good night of observing. I hope you have many more. Clear skies.
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    Arwin, a good and very affordable star atlas to consider is the Sky & Telescope Pockety Sky Atlas. These are available via Amazon, as well as Sky & Telescope's website. A quick google search will give you some purchasing options should you wish to go with this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandomom View Post
    Great report, Arwin, glad you had a good night of observing. I hope you have many more. Clear skies.
    Thank you Susan Wishing you infinite clear skies and a wonderful week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Arwin, a good and very affordable star atlas to consider is the Sky & Telescope Pockety Sky Atlas. These are available via Amazon, as well as Sky & Telescope's website. A quick google search will give you some purchasing options should you wish to go with this one.
    Hi Bryan. I was actually looking at the book last night at an online web store thinking if i should get it or not plus how portable it really is and easy to carry around everywhere and since you recommend it to me now, it's an instant purchase. Making my online purchase right now through Book Depository website. Can't wait to receive it and start comparing my sketches and observing the sky with it. Im excited.

    Very excited here. Eagerly waiting for the book to arrive and observe the sky. observation can't be done tonight due to clouds and haze like blanket. Hopefully tomorrow night will be a good one. Clear skies Bryan
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