Observing certificates and awards

Observers who report their observations may be rewarded for their efforts by being awarded a certificate or commendation by the Director of the relevant Observing Section.

An Observing Certificate may be awarded to a member for making and reporting observations made during at least three observing sessions, while a Director’s Observing Commendation may be awarded for observations considered worthy of an advanced certificate of merit.

In addition, the Deep-Sky Section issues Virtual Observing Pins for milestone observations submitted to the Section, for completing a Deep-Sky Marathon, and for completing the ASSA Top-100 Deep-sky Objects project.