Unaided Eye Intermediate Observing Objects
The time of year and your latitude makes a difference if and when the objects are visible.
As with any list it is always incomplete.
For unaided eye objects you want to see added to this list
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- The North-South movement of where the Sun sets and rises on the horzion.
- The North-South movement of where the Moon sets and rises on the horzion.
- Moon's change in maximum altitude on the meridian during the year
- Moon occultations of stars and planets
- Unaided eye visible planets: Mercury, Mars, and Saturn.
- Chart planets' motion against background stars, note color and changes in apparent brillance over time.
- Check sky events for planets' location and phase.
- Cepheid variables: Eta Aquilae, Delta Cephei.
- Determine your circumpolar constellations and observer them all in one night.
- Obsever all the constellations that can be observed at your latitude.
Deep Sky Objects
- Messier's catalog: M6, M7, M8, M13, M22, M24, M31, M35, M41, M42, M43, M44 and M47.
- New General Catalog of Clusters and Nebulea: NGC104, NGC869, NGC884,
NGC2070, NGC2247, NGC2264, NGC2362, NGC2451, NGC2516, NGC2547,
NGC3114, NGC3293, NGC3372, NGC3532, NGC3766, NGC4755, NGC5139, NGC6231 and NGC6633.
- NGC Index Catalog: IC1396, IC2391 and IC2602.
- SMC, LMC, Coalsack, Coma Cluster,
The following deep sky objects will take very good dark skys and eye sight to be observed.
- Messier's catalog: M3, M5, M25, M34, M36, M37, M39 and M48.
- New General Catalog of Clusters and Nebulea:
NGC362, NGC752, NGC1981, NGC2808, NGC6067, NGC6087, NGC6752 and NGC7000.
- NGC Index Catalog: IC4665.
- Zodiacal Light
- Gegenschein (Counterglow)
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