Again this year we have a larger number of objects on the list to try, many from Stephen James O’Meara’s “Hidden Treasures” list, which has provided many new and interesting items that don’t replicate in recent prior lists. Some are relatively easy, some are more of a challenge. The goal is to provide a wide variety of interesting objects to observe.
Though you are encouraged to try them all, to receive the OSP Intermediate List observer pin you must observe and record at least 20 of the listed objects while you are here at OSP. A short description of each object is required and object sketches are strongly encouraged. Sketch double stars noting W (drift direction) or N. (Recommended for all sketches) Goto and image enhancers (photography) are permitted at OSP for the Intermediate List award. Each object’s page number in the popular Sky and Telescope Pocket Sky Atlas (PSA) is listed as well (or the page it would be on to help with location).
When finished bring your record of observations to the Observing Program table next to the Information Tent to receive your pin. Please check the information tent for updates on when the Observing Program table will be staffed, and where it is going to be for the next session. Typically it will be manned later in the afternoon.