The Astronomer's Herschel 400 Journal
is an 8.5x11 inch soft cover, spiral-bound book with many
The Herschel 400 Journal
consists of 40 log pages containing 10 of the objects on the
Herschel 400 List on each page. The Herschel objects are
listed in order by NGC number.
Each listing is already filled
in with the essential information on each of the 400 Herschel
objects listed in the Astronomical League’s Herschel 400 Club.
This information includes NGC Number, Right Ascension and
Declination, Visual Magnitude, the Type of Object, and the
Constellation in which it can be located. Right Ascension and
Declination have been updated to Epoch 2000. There is plenty
of space in each entry to be filled in by the user with a
brief description of the object when it is observed.
Each page is printed on
heavyweight paper to minimize “see through” characteristics,
contains defined fields of entry, and provides generous space
for the observer's notes and additional information on the
In addition to the log pages,
we have provided three versions of the Herschel 400 list: 1)
by Season, 2) by Constellation, and 3) by Tirion Sky Atlas
2000 chart number. In this edition, we have also included
Seeing and Transparency tables to help you as you make your
observations. There is also a section on Astronomical Note
Taking to help you make better observations.
This book will provide you with
an easy way to log your Herschel 400 observations, and will
make it easy for you to keep track of your progress as you
work through the program.
The Astronomer's Herschel 400
Journal is a book that any amateur astronomer pursuing
Herschel 400 Club Certification will benefit from. We all know
the virtues of writing down what you see and keeping accurate
records. The Astronomer's Herschel 400 Journal makes it that
much easier to successfully complete the Herschel 400 Club in
an organized and economical way.
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