I have a telescope that I am finally using regularly - a CPC 1100 and wondering what would be a good way to plan observing sessions. I have a good selection of star charts and observing books and so far have put sticky notes on pages that correspond to sections of the sky that will be in an observable section of the sky in my backyard. I am wondering how many use software to plan their sessions and if so, is it in general a better way to go or is it more of a way to supplement the paper star charts and observing guides such as Deep Sky Wonders. It would be nice to filter out sections of the sky that are blocked by trees or my house and also to narrow to categories such as double stars and clusters if desired. For those who use software, what is a good program to use? Thanks!
Edited by adamsdp, 16 May 2018 - 09:19 PM.