Skywatcher's Guide

Flandrau’s Observatory is operated entirely by volunteers. Please call ahead to see if the observatory is open (generally Thurs-Sat 7pm – 10pm). Our astronomer volunteers will help you experience the 16-inch telescope as well as answer your questions about the night sky.

Skywatcher's Guide written by: Lucas Snyder (Flandrau Planetarium Operator)

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Table of Images

Images contributed by: Tim Van Devender, Alistair Symon (Flandrau Telescope Operators), Nine Planets, and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

Sketches and Images (Image Credit: Tim Van Devender)
Mars
Saturn
Jupiter
The Moon
Jupiter and Io Moon Shadow
Messier 45 (Pleiades)
NGC 884 and NGC 869 - Perseus Double Cluster
NGC 2024 - The Horsehead and Flame Nebulae
NGC 2237 - The Rosette Nebula
NGC 2264
Images from Alistair Symon
Messier 27 (Dumbbell Nebula)
Messier 31 (Andromeda Galaxy)
Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy)
Messier 45 (Pleiades)
Messier 57 (Ring Nebula)
Images from Nine Planets
Jupiter
The Moon
Images from SEDS
Messier 13 (Hercules Globular Cluster)
Messier 15
Messier 27 (Dumbbell Nebula)
Messier 31 (Andromeda Galaxy)
Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy)
Messier 44 (Beehive Cluster)
Messier 45 (Pleiades)
Messier 57 (Ring Nebula)
NGC 7009 (The Saturn Nebula)
NGC 7293 (The Helix Nebula)

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