October Observing List
 
   
     
     
   

These observing lists have been designed with objects for all sizes of telescopes and observer ability. Try the Easy objects first and work your way down the lists until you can move to the next level.

The easy objects are for people who are starting out or have telescopes that are around 100mm in aperture.

The medium objects are fore those people who can identify their way round the sky and have a telescope less than or equal to 200mm.

The hard objects are for people who have telescopes that are larger than 200mm in aperture and are proficient at starhopping or who have digital setting circles.

Do not feel limited to the the objects in one category. Push your skill and equipment and see if you can identify objects in the categoty above.

Happy hunting.

   

If you do not have charts, here is some links to public domain star charts produced by the The Mag-7 Star Atlas Project. The charts will be useful for most of the Easy List and some of the Medium List. More detailed charts like Uranometria will be required for the Hard List.

The Mag-7 Star Atlas -- capable of being printed at reasonable resolutions on the average home printer. The Mag-7 Star Atlas plots stars down to Magnitude 7.25, with double / multiple stars indicated by a thin horizontal bar. Plotted Deep Sky Objects include all objects on the Messier list, the RASC's finest NGC list, and the Herschell 400 list --- more than 550 DSO's in total.

Charts courtsey of Andrew L. Johnson and Cloudy Nights
http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1052

 
   
 
Name Type Mag RA Dec Constellation
Easy
M 2 Globular Cluster 6.6 21h 33m 45.7s -00° 47' 51" Aquarius
M 15 Globular Cluster 6.3 21h 30m 15.6s +12° 11' 34" Pegasus
M 55 Globular Cluster 6.3 19h 40m 21.9s -30° 57' 03" Sagittarius
M 27 Planetary Nebula 7.4 19h 59m 51.8s +22° 44' 16" Vulpecula
M 29 Open Cluster 6.6 20h 24m 11.5s +38° 31' 03" Cygnus
M 30 Globular Cluster 6.9 21h 40m 42.5s -23° 09' 11" Capricornus
Medium
M 71 Globular Cluster 8.4 19h 54m 02.0s +18° 47' 39" Sagitta
M 72 Globular Cluster 9.2 20h 53m 47.6s -12° 30' 55" Aquarius
M 75 Globular Cluster 8.6 20h 06m 25.8s -21° 54' 21" Sagittarius
NGC 6818 Planetary Nebula 9.3 19h 44m 17.8s -14° 08' 24" Sagittarius
NGC 6868 Galaxy 10.6 20h 10m 20.2s -48° 21' 58" Telescopium
NGC 6891 Planetary Nebula 10.5 20h 15m 25.7s +12° 43' 21" Delphinus
NGC 6934 Globular Cluster 8.9 20h 34m 29.1s +07° 25' 28" Delphinus
NGC 7006 Globular Cluster 10.6 21h 01m 46.3s +16° 12' 38" Delphinus
NGC 7009 Planetary Nebula 8.0 21h 04m 30.3s -11° 20' 27" Aquarius
NGC 7213 Galaxy 10.1 22h 09m 39.5s -47° 08' 21" Grus
NGC 7293 Planetary Nebula 7.3 22h 29m 58.2s -20° 48' 24" Aquarius
NGC 7331 Galaxy 9.5 22h 37m 21.6s +34° 26' 59" Pegasus
NGC 7552 Galaxy 10.6 23h 16m 31.2s -42° 33' 08" Grus
NGC 7582 Galaxy 10.5 23h 18m 44.0s -42° 20' 13" Grus
NGC 7590 Galaxy 11.3 23h 19m 15.1s -42° 12' 23" Grus
NGC 7599 Galaxy 11.5 23h 19m 41.3s -42° 13' 31" Grus
NGC 7793 Galaxy 9.0 23h 58m 08.1s -32° 33' 27" Sculptor
Hard
NGC 6804 Planetary Nebula 12.0 19h 31m 52.4s +09° 14' 17" Aquila
NGC 6822 Galaxy 8.7 19h 45m 16.6s -14° 47' 38" Sagittarius
NGC 6852 Planetary Nebula 12.6 20h 00m 57.2s +01° 44' 39" Aquila
NGC 6861 Galaxy 11.1 20h 07m 45.7s -48° 21' 21" Telescopium
NGC 6870 Galaxy 12.4 20h 10m 36.6s -48° 16' 21" Telescopium
NGC 6872 Galaxy 11.7 20h 17m 36.2s -70° 45' 14" Pavo
NGC 6905 Planetary Nebula 11.1 20h 22m 39.0s +20° 07' 25" Delphinus
NGC 6907 Galaxy 11.1 20h 25m 27.9s -24° 47' 31" Capricornus
NGC 6925 Galaxy 11.3 20h 34m 42.9s -31° 57' 43" Microscopium
NGC 6960 Supernova Remnant 7.0 20h 45m 57.0s +30° 44' 17" Cygnus
NGC 6995 Bright Nebula 7.0 20h 57m 21.1s +31° 14' 20" Cygnus
NGC 7049 Galaxy 10.6 21h 19m 25.2s -48° 32' 20" Indus
NGC 7090 Galaxy 10.7 21h 36m 53.8s -54° 31' 50" Indus
NGC 7094 Planetary Nebula 13.4 21h 37m 10.3s +12° 48' 55" Pegasus
NGC 7172 Galaxy 11.8 22h 02m 22.9s -31° 50' 33" Piscis Austrinus
NGC 7174 Galaxy 13.1 22h 02m 27.1s -31° 57' 54" Piscis Austrinus
NGC 7184 Galaxy 11.1 22h 03m 00.0s -20° 47' 05" Aquarius
NGC 7205 Galaxy 10.8 22h 08m 59.0s -57° 24' 54" Tucana
NGC 7332 Galaxy 11.0 22h 37m 41.7s +23° 49' 40" Pegasus
NGC 7408 Galaxy 12.6 22h 56m 21.9s -63° 39' 51" Tucana
NGC 7448 Galaxy 11.4 23h 00m 21.3s +16° 00' 39" Pegasus
NGC 7606 Galaxy 10.8 23h 19m 23.4s -08° 27' 15" Aquarius
NGC 7619 Galaxy 11.1 23h 20m 32.7s +08° 14' 20" Pegasus
IC 5148 Planetary Nebula 11.0 21h 59m 57.4s -39° 21' 29" Grus
IC 5152 Galaxy 10.5 22h 03m 06.3s -51° 16' 09" Indus
IC 5250 Galaxy 11.1 22h 47m 43.5s -65° 01' 48" Tucana
IC 5332 Galaxy 10.4 23h 34m 47.0s -36° 04' 05" Sculptor
Jones 1 Planetary Nebula 12.7 23h 36m 11.7s +30° 29' 53" Pegasus
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Updated 23rd July 2007