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The Astronomer's Journal
An Observing Log and Sketch Book

The Astronomer's Journal is Back! Newly Revised and Updated by the American Association of Amateur Astronomers.

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An Essential Tool 
for All Observers

Description: The Astronomer's Journal is an 8.5x11 inch soft cover, spiral-bound book with many attractive features. The Journal opens with a blank Table of Contents which is filled in by the user with a brief description of each entry and which works as a valuable reference tool for the book. Each page is printed on heavyweight paper to minimize 'see through' characteristics, contains defined fields of entry, two sketching circles, and generous space for the observer's own notes and additional information on the object. This new edition also contains an Introduction, a Guide to Astronomical Note Taking, and Seeing and Transparency Tables to help you as you make your observations.

We feel that The Astronomer's Journal is something that every amateur astronomer will benefit from. We all know the virtues of writing down what you see and keeping accurate records. The Astronomer's Journal makes it that much easier to get started down the path of better observing in an organized and economical way.

Once you start using it you'll wonder what you ever did without it. Order yours today!

Clear skies! Good Observing! Fight light pollution! 

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Essential Tools for Serious Observers

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The Astronomer's Journal 
 An Observing Log & Sketch Book.

The 8.5x11 inch 100 page Journal has an attractive cover as illustrated here. The price per copy from AstroMax is $11.00  

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Start Keeping an Observing Log

One thing that I have come to realize in regard to this hobby that we love, is that I haven't always developed the good observing habits that I should have. Foremost of the habits I "should have" developed is the practice of keeping a log of my observations. This is one habit that I now intend to develop, because of the huge benefit that this one thing could have done for me as I become more advanced in amateur astronomy. Because I taught myself this hobby from childhood and did not have a mentor to help, I missed out on learning to use this fundamental tool. If I had kept a log all these years, I would have had 35 years worth of notes on all of the objects that I have looked at. What an asset this would have been for my efforts as president of my club, and as contributor to its newsletter. When I write the 'Constellation Close-up' articles, how nice it would be to have such a logbook, rather than just my memory, to rely on. And now that I am supposed to be the "mentor," I find myself encouraging others to do something that I have not done (but I am going to start doing). Therefore, I am going to get a copy of the Astronomer's Journal and Observing Log to help me start doing just that. Please learn from my mistakes, and don't end up years later regretting that you "should have," like I do now. - DK

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