Custer Observatory: ‘How to find things with your telescope.” / February 9, 7 PM


Saturday, February 9, 2019 / 7 PM

You have your new telescope. You have enjoyed the Moon, perhaps the planets and a few bright things you can see in the sky. Now you want to see those hundreds of other wonders but you don’t know how to find them. Ed Anderson, a member of ASLI, the Astronomical Society of Long Island, and of the Custer Institute, will discuss easy ways for you to find galaxies, star clusters, nebula and more. After the presentation he will provide a demonstration of how a computer assisted GoTo scope works. He will also demonstrate how to find things using a phone app and AltAz coordinates. After the presentation, if conditions are favorable, Custer will have telescopes to provide wonderful views of the sky. Ed will open the ASLI dome, behind Custer, which houses a 14” Meade LX200 computerized telescope for those who would like to take a look at the sky through this scope.

Stargazing (weather permitting) will follow.
Suggested Donation: $5 Adults, $3 Children Under 12. 

Advance registration is not required but can be made in advance at


Custer Observatory

1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, NY 11971


ON-GOING: Custer Observatory is open to the public every Saturday from dusk until midnight for events, stargazing and more. Staff provide guided tours of the night sky through the powerful telescopes (weather permitting). Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Children under 12. 



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