Re:Any advice please. Star Hopping for a beginner.

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Posted by Callum Potter at 09:34 on 2010 Apr 16

Hi Paul,a couple of other suggestions.1. work out or preferably measure your field of views for your wide field eyepieces – then construct rings or make acetates for your Sky Atlas 2000. These can help when you narrow down to the vicinity of the object your looking for. You can do the same for your own printed maps, but try to print these out at the same scale.2. when out in the field with your atlas, orientate the atlas to the sky and try to ignore the ra and dec grid.3. make star-hopping notes, and take special notice of particularly coloured stars, or minor asterisms.4. i’d recommend Robert Garfinkles Star Hopping book. sorry that’s more than a couple :-)Successful hopping !Callum