Only a small fraction of amateur astronomers participate in professional research, but they have made, and continue to make important.
I am starting out in amateur astronomy, but would like to get more out of the exercise of star-gazing than just - well, star-gazing. I would like to.
Research programs. If each of us can define what are his/her activities as amateur astronomer, what qualify an astronomer as "professional"? Let's take an .
You can look for planets around other stars, spot explosion on the Sun, look for bubbles and clouds in our galaxy, classify galaxies and so on. Intermediate Can two galaxies move away from each other faster than the speed of light?
Please enter "none" if not applicable. To find a celestial object in a telescope equipped with a DSC computer, one does not need to look up the specific RA and Dec coordinates in a book or other resource, and then adjust the telescope to those numerical readings.
They may also have sections devoted to particular topics, such as observing the Moon or amateur telescope making.