Where to look for Stars?

... up the open skies at night of course, but there's a lot more to discover if you learn what you are looking at or what to look for ...

  • From a whole range of available software, Starcalc is costless, semi-professional, multi-featured and relatively intuitive to use. Use this to prepare your celestial exploration.
  • A computer might not be that handy, unless you got your own observatory. Get a printed star atlas and/or wheel + guided tours per season/month/location.
  • A headlight emitting red light allows you to keep hands free, read and keeps your eyes accustomed to the darkness.
  • You'll get a better view with binoculars in the beginning, as opposed to a telescope, which is much more difficult to orient.

Start scouting towards the equator and the ecliptica (in which our Sun & planet move East to West) where you will spot most of the interesting constellations.