Deep Sky Zone

Outside of the solar system, our playground in this universe, lies a fascinating, incredibly huge, complex and beautiful world: filigree gaseous nebula, open and globular clusters, galaxies and galaxy clusters, to name but a few.

We call these objects "Deep Sky objects" and we only can access them by observing the electromagnetic radiation they send to us.

The following pages contain the descriptions of a few of the literally millions of objects which are in reach for modern amateur astronomers. The collection is based on my observations as well as contributions by fellow observers.

Go to:
Leiter Catalogue
Heuchelheim Galaxy Catalogue
Project Lyra

The author:

I've been a visual deep sky observer for more than 15 years now and have been publishing observations in magazines (Magellan, VdS Journal, e.g.) and Internet projects (Deep Sky Corner, e.g.).

Clear Skies, Frank