Field Notes

Star Hopping Field Notes are your Key to successful Deep Sky Object location

Thanks for your interest in my Star Hopping Field Notes digital guides. For every one of my episodes of Star Hopping, I create one of these documents. These great reference guides are basically the script of the show, but I add images of the deep sky objects being presented. And even more importantly, I present the star charts annotated with the star hopping steps used to locate each object.

These guides are available individually, in Season Bundles, or by subscription.

 

 

For an example of what these guides offer, Click here to view the Field Notes for Episode 5 of Star Hopping.


Subscriptions

This is the best way to make sure you don’t miss a single episode of Star Hopping Field Notes.

With a Digital Subscription, the episode PDF documents will be delivered to your inbox after each episode of Star Hopping is published. It’ll only cost you a small amount (less than a cup of coffee!) each month via PayPal, and you can cancel at any time before the subscription term is completed and won’t be charged the remaining payments.

6 Months of Field Notes

Price: $2.50 per month for a total of $15.00.




12 Months of Field Notes*

Price: $2.00 per month for a total of $24.00.




 

*Best Deal!


Season Bundles

These bundles will give you Field Notes for all the Deep Sky Objects I’ve covered in Star Hopping, for a specific season, generally a three month period.

Price varies per bundle based on the number of included episodes. Click on the links below for more details:

 

Winter (December, January, February)

 

 

 

 

Spring (March, April, May)

 

 

 

 

Summer (June, July, August)

 

 

 

 

Fall (September, October, November)

 

 

 


Individual Episodes

If you happened to miss getting the Field Notes for a specific episode, they are available here. You can enter any value into the Search box:

  • Episode Number (“SH039”)
  • Month of the Year (January”, “April”, etc)
  • Constellation (“Scorpius”, “Orion”, etc)
  • Object Catalog Entry (“M5”, “NGC7009”, etc)
  • Object Proper Name (“Orion Nebula”, etc)
  • Object Difficulty (“Easy”, “Moderate”, “Difficult”)
  • Object Type (“Nebula”, “Open Cluster”, “Galaxy”, etc)

So let’s say you wanted to find all Field Notes and deep sky objects we covered during the month of June; all you would have do is enter “June” into the Search box.

As you type, the list will be filtered for you, and the list of Field Notes fitting your search value will be displayed. If there are more that 10 documents returned, you can use the arrows at the bottom of the table to see then next page, or use the dropdown to display more Field Notes documents.

After you have the list you are looking for, just click on the Episode Number link to visit that Field Notes document’s download page.

Episode NameMonthConstellationObjectProper NameDifficultyType
SH001OctoberSagittariusM8Lagoon NebulaEasyNebula
SH001OctoberSagittariusM20Trifid NebulaEasyNebula
SH001OctoberSagittariusM22ModerateGlobular
SH002OctoberAndromedaM31Andromeda GalaxyEasyGalaxy
SH002OctoberTriangulumM33Triangulum GalaxyDifficultGalaxy
SH002OctoberPerseusNGC869,884Double ClusterEasyOpen
SH003OctoberLyraM57Ring NebulaEasyPlanetary
SH003OctoberVulpeculaM27Dumbbell NebulaDifficultPlanetary
SH003OctoberPegasusM15ModerateGlobular
SH004OctoberTaurusM45PleiadesEasyOpen
SH004OctoberTaurusM1Crab NebulaModerateSupernova
SH004OctoberAurigaM37ModerateOpen
SH005OctoberAquariusNGC253Sculptor GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH005OctoberAquariusNGC7293Helix NebulaModeratePlanetary
SH005OctoberCapricornusM30ModerateGlobular
SH006NovemberOrionM42Orion NebulaEasyNebula
SH006NovemberOrionNGC2024Flame NebulaModerateNebula
SH006NovemberOrionBarnard33Horsehead NebulaDifficultNebula
SH006NovemberOrionM78ModerateNebula
SH009NovemberMonocerosRosette NebulaModerateNebula
SH009NovemberMonocerosChristmas Tree ClusterModerateOpen
SH009NovemberGeminiM35ModerateOpen
SH010DecemberCanis MajorM41EasyOpen
SH010DecemberPuppisM46DifficultOpen
SH010DecemberPuppisM47DifficultOpen
SH010DecemberCanis MajorNGC2362Mexican Jumping StarModerateOpen
SH012DecemberUrsa MajorM81Bode's GalaxyDifficultGalaxy
SH012DecemberUrsa MajorM82Cigar GalaxyDifficultGalaxy
SH012DecemberCancerM44EasyOpen
SH013DecemberLepusM79ModerateGlobular
SH013DecemberFornaxNGC1365DifficultGalaxy
SH013DecemberFornaxNGC1316Fornax ADifficultGalaxy
SH014JanuaryLeoM65Leo TripletModerateGalaxy
SH014JanuaryLeoM66Leo TripletModerateGalaxy
SH014JanuaryLeoNGC2903EasyGalaxy
SH016JanuaryUrsa MajorM106ModerateGalaxy
SH016JanuaryUrsa MajorM101Pinwheel GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH016JanuaryCanes VenaticiM51Whirlpool GalaxyEasyGalaxy
SH017JanuaryCanes VenaticiM63Sunflower GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH017JanuaryComa BerenicesM64Black Eye GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH017JanuaryComa BerenicesNGC4565Needle GalaxyDifficultGalaxy
SH023MarchBootesM3ModerateGlobular
SH023MarchCorvusNGC4028Antennae GalaxiesModerateGalaxy
SH023MarchCorvusM104ModerateGalaxy
SH025MarchHerculesM13Hercules ClusterModerateGlobular
SH025MarchHerculesM92ModerateGlobular
SH025MarchSerpensM5EasyGlobular
SH030AprilCentaurusM83Southern Pinwheel GalaxyDifficultGalaxy
SH030AprilCentaurusNGC5128Cent A, Hamburger GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH030AprilCentaurusSwan NebulaModerateGlobular
SH031MayOphiuchusM10ModerateGlobular
SH031MayOphiuchusM12ModerateGlobular
SH031MayScorpiusM4EasyGlobular
SH032MayScorpiusM6EasyOpen
SH032MayScorpiusM7EasyOpen
SH032MayScorpiusM62ModerateGlobular
SH033MayScutumM11Wild Duck ClusterModerateOpen
SH033MayScutumM16ModerateNebula
SH033MaySagittariusM17DifficultNebula
SH034MayCygnusCoathangerEasyOpen
SH034MayCygnusNGC6690Veil NebulaModerateSupernova
SH034MayCygnusNGC7000North American NebulaModerateNebula
SH035JuneSagittariusM25ModerateOpen
SH035JuneSagittariusM28EasyGlobular
SH035JuneSagittariusM55DifficultGlobular
SH036JuneSagittaM71ModerateOpen
SH036JuneAquariusM2ModerateGlobular
SH036JunePegasusM15EasyGlobular
SH037JuneCassiopeiaM103EasyOpen
SH037JuneCassiopeiaNGC457E.T. ClusterEasyOpen
SH037JuneCassiopeiaNGC7789Caroline's RoseModerateOpen
SH038JuneCepheusCocoon NebulaDifficultNebula
SH038JuneCepheusIris NebulaDifficultNebula
SH038JuneCepheusNGC6946Fireworks GalaxyDifficultGalaxy
SH039JunePerseusHeart & Soul NebulaeDifficultNebula
SH039JunePerseusM34EasyOpen
SH039JunePerseusNGC891ModerateGalaxy
SH040SeptemberAndromedaM76Little Dumbbell NebulaModeratePlanetary
SH040SeptemberAndromedaNGC752EasyOpen
SH040SeptemberAndromedaNGC281PacMan NebulaModerateNebula
SH041OctoberCetusNGC247ModerateGalaxy
SH041OctoberSculptorNGC779ModerateGalaxy
SH041OctoberSculptorNGC55DifficultGalaxy
SH042OctoberAurigaM36EasyOpen
SH042OctoberAurigaM38EasyOpen
SH042OctoberAurigaIC405Flaming Star NebulaDifficultNebula
SH043NovemberOrionNGC2174Monkeyhead NebulaModerateNebula
SH043NovemberGeminiIC443Jellyfish NebulaModerateSupernova Remnant
SH043NovemberGeminiNGC2392Eskimo NebulaDifficultPlanetary
SH044NovemberOrionNGC1977Running Man NebulaEasyNebula
SH044NovemberOrionIC2118Witch Head NebulaDifficultNebula
SH044NovemberMonocerosNGC2261Hubble's Variable NebulaModerateNebula
SH045DecemberCanis MajorIC2177Seagull NebulaDifficultNebula
SH045DecemberGeminiAbell 21Medusa NebulaDifficultPlanetary
SH045DecemberHydraM48EasyOpen
SH046DecemberCamelopardalisNGC 2403ModerateGalaxy
SH046DecemberUrsa MajorM108Surfboard GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH046DecemberUrsa MajorM97Owl NebulaModeratePlanetary
SH047JanuaryLeoM95DifficultGalaxy
SH047JanuaryLeoM96DifficultGalaxy
SH047JanuaryLeoM105DifficultGalaxy
SH049FebruaryCanes VenaticiM94ModerateGalaxy
SH049FebruaryCanes VenaticiNGC5033DifficultGalaxy
SH049FebruaryCanes VenaticiNGC4631Whale GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH051MarchComa BerenicesM85ModerateGalaxy
SH051MarchComa BerenicesM88ModerateGalaxy
SH051MarchComa BerenicesM91DifficultGalaxy
SH052MarchLeoNGC3521ModerateGalaxy
SH052MarchSextansNGC3115Spindle GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH052MarchHydraNGC3242Ghost of JupiterDifficultPlanetary
SH056MayDracoNGC 5907Splinter GalaxyModerateGalaxy
SH056MayDracoM 102ModerateGalaxy
SH056MayDracoNGC 6543Cat Eye NebulaDifficultPlanetary
SH057NANANANANANA
SH058JuneCygnusIC1318Gamma Cygni NebulaModerateNebula
SH058JuneCygnusNGC6888Crescent NebulaDifficultNebula
SH058JuneLyraM56ModerateGLobular