Quick Deep Sky List for members
Download each month's list, see how many you can find.
Autumn - bright objects for binoculars and galaxies galore for telescopes!
Summer - 9 objects (5 binocular, 4 telescope)
Winter - 10 objects (5 binocular, 5 telescope)
Spring - 10 objects (5 binocular, 5 telescope)
ASSA Deep Sky section
go to the Deep
Sky section of ASSA, of who the director is Auke Slotegraaf,
for comprehensive additional information on deep sky. Our Centre uses the information obtained from Auke as guidelines
for the Deep Sky activities in our own Centre.
Planisphere for the southern hemisphere
club provides members with planispheres for use from South Africa.
Be sure to get your planisphere at the next meeting or download at (link..)
Deep Sky Objects per Constellation
This list contains a number of deep sky objects
for binocular use, up to magnitude 6. Specifically meant for reasonable
city skies. Download
Deep Sky Objects for telescopes: ASSA Top 100
An excellent list for observers in Southern Africa and a MUST for anyone interested in telescope observations. It contains all the best deep sky objects visible from our southern skies. A certificate is coming your way if you observe! (full information)
Sky Objects Reporting and Drawing Sheet
who wish to draw their own deep sky objects or write a report
on what they observe. Use this drawing sheet as a point
of record and reference. Recommended for the advanced observer,
but easily adaptable for beginners. Download
the drawing sheet.
Learn the constellations, while discovering the
deepsky for yourself, with this free workbook called "Discover!".
Compiled by Auke Slotegraaf, ASSA Deep Sky Section. Visit the ASSA
pages and download the workbook.
and Messier deep sky catalogues
Recommended for intermediate to advanced
observers, see if you can find the objects on the Lacaille
list and in the Messier
catalogue. Send your reports to Gerrit.
programs - starmaps
Please consult the Club CD for freeware
and demos of starmap software. You can also download Cartes du
Ciel at: http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/
for a freeware program that generates starmaps (also on the CD). Download STELLARIUM if you want to use a night sky simulator.