posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 07:27 PM
Look straight up as Lazyninja said: Get yourself a reclining lawn chair/sun-bed or use a ground sheet, and climb into a sleeping bag if needs be. You
will be able to take in all the sky with your eyes, without being uncomfortable. Wide open observing sites with few or no obstructions on the horizon
and far away from city lights are best, but other sites can also work well. Sooner or later you will see things that you can't identify.
I'd be willing to bet that your first UFO turns out to be something relatively mundane, but pleas don't let that discourage you from looking. Don't
forget to put some observing time aside for the Perseid meteor shower in a bout a months time. Meteors get confused with other things all the time in
my experience, but it's difficult to appreciate without having seen it first hand, so I recommend every UFO hunter give it a try with a known meteor
shower like the Perseids.
Also check heavens-above.com
to see if there are any bright satellite pases/flares that are worth looking out
for if you are going out. I always check my planetarium software before venturing out too, so I know what is visible during my observing session.
You'll also learn how to accurately describe where in the sky you saw something if you know what stars you're looking at, if you should happen to
see something cool. If you need some software, Stellarium
has a great reputation and is free.
On the subject of meteors, here
is a usefull variation on
that helps you identify meteors that belong to known meteor showers, by showing where the shower radiants are in relation