Observation Record Forms and Templates

Belt of Venus Observation Record Sheets

Note: although the sample images of filled-out record sheets below have my name printed on some of them, my name is not printed at the top of the pdf files.


General Astronomy/DSO Record Sheet


(Click thumbnail above for DSO Record sample)

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Astro Record Sheet
Astro Record Sheet – Left handed version

A4 Size
Astro Record Sheet
Astro Record Sheet – Left handed version


Lunar Record Sheet


(Click thumbnail above for Lunar Record sample)

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Lunar Record Sheet
Lunar Record Sheet – Left handed version

A4 Size
Lunar Record Sheet
Lunar Record Sheet – Left handed version


Solar Record Sheet


(Click thumbnail above for Solar Record sample)

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Solar Record Sheet

A4 Size
Solar Record Sheet


Double Star Record Sheet


(Click thumbnail above for Double Star Record sample)

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Double Star Record Sheet
Double Star Record Sheet – Left handed version

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Double Star Record Sheet
Double Star Record Sheet – Left handed version


Naked Eye Record Sheet


(Click thumbnail above for Naked Eye Record sample)

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Naked Eye Record Sheet
Naked Eye Record Sheet – Left handed version

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Naked Eye Record Sheet
Naked Eye Record Sheet – Left handed version


Condensed Observation Record Sheet


(Click thumbnail above for Condensed Observation Record sample)

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Condensed Observation Record Sheet
Condensed Observation Record Sheet – Left handed version

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Condensed Observation Record Sheet
Condensed Observation Record Sheet – Left handed version


Binocular Messier Record Sheet


(Click thumbnail above for Observation Record sample)

(Although the sample image is titled “Astronomical League Binocular Messier Club”, the downloadable PDFs are simply titled “Binocular Messier Record Sheet”.)

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Binocular Messier Record Sheet

A4 Size
Binocular Messier Record Sheet


Observation Record Sheets and Sketch Templates from Outside Resources

Following are several excellent observation record sheets from other amateur astronomers that I hope you find useful.

IceInSpace Observing Log
By Mike Salway
(Click the “Observing_Log_Template.pdf” link once you reach the site linked above.)

Saguaro Astronomy Club Observation Sheets
Three observation form templates are available at the top of the SAC Downloads page.

Silicon Owl Observation Template
By Andrew Cooper
A link to Andrew’s observation template can be found at the bottom right of The Observing Notebook page linked above.

AAAA Observation Log and Sketch Templates
Observing Forms from the American Association of Amateur Astronomers

NEW JAN 3, 2008 – Saturn Templates by Chris Lord
Collection of PDF Saturn diagrams from 1 – 28 degrees in 1-degree increments.

NEW JAN 28, 2008 – Sketch Template by Winston
Template is designed with space for 15 sketches per sheet.

NEW JUL 30, 2008 – Lexikon der Astronomie – Schablonen für Planten und Sternatlanten
German site by Hans-Peter Jäger. The downloads page contains excellent planetary observing forms labeled in German. See especially the Saturn form.


Sol Robbins Planetary Templates

The following templates have been prepared courtesy of Sol Robbins and are available here with his permission. Thanks Sol!

Jupiter


(Click thumbnail above for full resolution JPG template)

Saturn

16 Degree Tilt

14 Degree Tilt

10 Degree Tilt

(Click thumbnails above for full resolution JPG templates)

Note: Since the aspect of Saturn’s rings is constantly changing, be sure to use the template that best matches their current position.


Updated July 30, 2008

11 Replies to “Observation Record Forms and Templates”

  1. Excellent templates! These are the most functional and easy to use yet! Sure beats buying a so-called log book from websites!

  2. As a lefty, I’m astonished you’ve thought this through and made a “lefty” version available. Thanks, these are really nice templates.

  3. Great dedication and attention to detail. Your observation forms are commendable and practical.
    Keep up the good work.
    Clear Skies to you.

  4. Thanks folks, it’s very encouraging to know that the forms have come in handy! Special thanks also to Sol Robbins for allowing me to post his excellent planetary templates here.

  5. These are the best templates I have found. Thanks a lot for the work and for let us use them. I already printed several sheets and I’m going to put them in a hard cover to make myself a nice logbook.
    thanks again.

  6. I just found your site via google. Thanks so much for creating these templates, they are exactly what I’ve been looking for to make my observing logs more crisp.

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