The Local Group &
Galactic Neighborhood Observing Guide is designed for detailed visual
and/or CCD observation of the three local super clusters. Most of the
galaxies, clusters and clouds in this observing program are visually
accessible with a 10 -12.5” telescope, although there are individual
objects within some of the groups that are beyond almost all amateur
observers. One of the challenges is to go as deep as you can.
This is a guide to observe those classic galaxies in a new light
seeing and discover things that we have all overlooked. Give your eyes
and mind an adventure exploring the island universes that share the
space time we live in.
Using a CCD camera with an 8” or larger scope and a good drive will be
helpful for many of the fainter galaxies and clusters, you don’t need
a CCD camera to complete the program, just a keen sense of vision.