Charts for limiting magnitude estimation To find your night's naked eye limiting magnitude there is only one reliable way - the star count method of the International Meteor Organization (IMO). The method is simple, precise and easy to apply, but it has one major drawback: The documentation found on the web is practically useless for field work. That is why we generated our own modified map of star count fields. It is based on the original IMO fields, although we took the freedom of making some selections to increase usability. The map is a handy two-page document you can download for free for non-commercial personal use, print and take out into the field. Clear skies!
PDF with chart of the star count fields
star count fields for NELM limiting magnitude estimation
This is a mobile preview of our extensive website. On our large-screen desktop version you will find a ton of more astronomical images, stories, reviews etc. Here are some of our most popular stories for download:
The quest for the gegenschein (PDF)
360 degree astrophotography (PDF)
Review of the Omegon Mini Track (PDF)
DSLR astrophotography untracked (PDF)
Planetary filters for small telescopes (PDF)
AstroTrac imaging tips (PDF)
Photographic map Virgo Cluster (PDF)
Stargazing sites on La Palma island (PDF)
Position angle scales for eyepieces (PDF)
Grossmugl Star Walk installation (PDF)
Limiting Magnitude Charts (PDF)
Webcam imaging small telescopes (PDF)
Visit the desktop version of our website - you will find a ton of more astronomical images, stories and reviews.
project nightflight - Verein zur Darstellung und Erhaltung der Schönheit des Sternenhimmels ZVR: 233729623 Hellwagstraße 14/2 Top 12 1200 Vienna, Austria, Europe Email: i.like@project-nightflight.net www.project-nightflight.net