Observation Technique

Mike Swanson

While buying a larger telescope is one way to see more difficult astronomical objects, improving your observing technique plays a big role. Experienced observers can always see more in the eyepiece than a newcomer. Here are some pointers:

As you gain experience, you will notice that even your first looks at an object yield greater detail than your painstaking efforts as a beginner. The most important thing is to have fun and learn as you observe. Develop your observation technique and you will develop astronomy into a life-long interest.


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