As a "street corner" telescopist
in downtown Baltimore, I gave many passerby observers a glimpse of Uranus while it was conveniently close to Jupiter.
The ongoing cartography of the Moon is now firmly in the realm of space-probe investigation, rather than a pursuit for the amateur telescopist
Aside from the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and perhaps a few other naked-eye showpieces, this is every new telescopist
's easiest celestial object.
And along the west side of the Keystone is that grand, beneficent monster of every summer telescopist
's field of view: the globular cluster M13.
In terms of quantity, Millennium may offer as much for a small telescopist
to find as many maps do for an 8-inch instrument.
Those galaxies might seem like an insubstantial fancy of the telescopist
, hiding on the periphery of the naked-eye view that has bright Spica at its center.
Many acknowledge Moore as the consummate British amateur telescopist
. Decades of visual observation have taken him around the world, using instruments ranging from the vintage 5-inch Cooke refractor in his back garden observatory to the great equatorials at Herstmonceux, England, and the Cape of Good Hope.