The The Stargazer's Notebook by Paul G. Abel
This practical astronomy observing notebook is aimed at 'deep sky observers' - people who have been inspired by recent television programmes, as well as those who already do it. This is a book for those who know the basics and want to develop and improve their observing skills. Use The Stargazer's Notebook to help plan what deep sky targets you want to seek out in a particular session, as well as plan long term goals. Includes over 45 observation forms for making notes and drawings of what you are seeing and when. In addition, other record pages will help keep track of what equipment you have (and what you would like to have), what objects you hope to observe, as well as wish lists of observing locations, books, apps etc. Useful reference information includes explanations of universal time, field of view and eye piece equations, and seeing and transparency scales, plus the constellations with abbreviations. This is the perfect gift for every stargazer.