Caldwell Catalogue

Caldwell objects observed from my observatory

In 1982, while serving as president of the British Astronomical Association, Patrick Caldwell Moore came up with a complementary list to entice fellow amateur astronomers to experience more of the wonders of the night sky. His list was published by Sky & Telescope magazine in December 1995.

For anyone thinking of working through the Caldwell catalogue, I can highly recommend Stephen James O’Meara’s book ‘The Caldwell Objects . The author has prepared a visual feast for the observer. Using a humble 100m premium refractor, he describes and sketches the view from the telescope as never before. There are new drawings, improved finder charts, and new astronomical data on each object, including findings from the Hubble Space Telescope. I love his writing style and find his enthusiasm for astronomy highly infectious.

Only the Caldwell objects that I’m able to see above the horizon from my observatory are listed here.

Objects that I have made at least one observation is given in the ‘Observations’ column.