The Virtual Amateur Astronomer® Reproduces the Amateur Astronomer's Viewing Experience, Internet Astronomy by Jupiter Scientific
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The Amateur Astronomer Experience: Introduction

     The typical amateur astronomer takes his or her telescope to the back yard or to an open field where there are few trees to block the night sky and observes for a few hours at a time. The telescope is usually a 2-5 inch refractor or a 4-8 inch reflector capable of seeing faint objects and magnifying them about 100 times.

     The following journey reproduces the experience of such an amateur astronomer through webpages. You will observe the Moon, the Moon crater Tycho, the Orion Nebula, the star Sirius, Saturn, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Pleiades, Venus, the globular star cluster M13 in Hercules, the Ring Nebula, Sunspots, Jupiter's Galilean Moons, Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, the Crab Nebula, the double star Albireo, the quadruple star Epsilon Lyrae, the Horsehead Nebula, Mars, the galaxy pair M81 and M82, the open cluster M67, and the Dumbbell Nebula. The images are typical of what one observes in a telescope of the above mentioned sized.

     Start your adventure now! Go to the first observation.

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