November 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 category 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 31 Galaxy 3.5 00h 43m 04.2s +41° 18' 11" Andromeda
M 32 Galaxy 8.1 00h 43m 01.6s +40° 54' 00" Andromeda
M 33 Galaxy 5.5 01h 34m 12.4s +30° 41' 25" Triangulum
M 45 Open Cluster 1.2 03h 47m 21.5s +24° 08' 13" Taurus
M 77 Galaxy 8.9 02h 42m 59.6s +00° 00' 54" Cetus
M 110 Galaxy 7.9 00h 40m 41.9s +41° 43' 11" Andromeda
NGC 55 Galaxy 7.8 00h 15m 27.1s -39° 11' 15" Sculptor
NGC 104 Globular Cluster 4 00h 24m 25.9s -72° 03' 00" Tucana
NGC 247 Galaxy 8.9 00h 47m 26.8s -20° 43' 38" Cetus
NGC 253 Galaxy 7.3 00h 47m 51.5s -25° 15' 17" Sculptor
NGC 752 Open Cluster 5.7 01h 57m 56.6s +37° 51' 50" Andromeda
Medium
M 74 Galaxy 9.1 01h 37m 01.3s +15° 48' 55" Pisces
NGC 134 Galaxy 10.4 00h 30m 40.5s -33° 12' 45" Sculptor
NGC 288 Globular Cluster 8.1 00h 53m 04.7s -26° 33' 13" Sculptor
NGC 300 Galaxy 8.1 00h 55m 11.4s -37° 39' 07" Sculptor
NGC 362 Globular Cluster 6.8 01h 03m 31.3s -70° 49' 02" Tucana
NGC 488 Galaxy 10.4 01h 22m 05.6s +05° 17' 19" Pisces
NGC 524 Galaxy 10.4 01h 25m 07.0s +09° 34' 16" Pisces
NGC 584 Galaxy 10.5 01h 31m 39.0s -06° 50' 06" Cetus
NGC 613 Galaxy 9.9 01h 34m 36.0s -29° 23' 13" Sculptor
NGC 720 Galaxy 10.2 01h 53m 18.5s -13° 42' 27" Cetus
NGC 772 Galaxy 10.3 01h 59m 39.5s +19° 02' 17" Aries
NGC 779 Galaxy 11.2 02h 00m 01.1s -05° 56' 00" Cetus
NGC 908 Galaxy 10.2 02h 23m 22.0s -21° 12' 14" Cetus
NGC 936 Galaxy 10.2 02h 27m 56.2s -01° 07' 39" Cetus
NGC 1052 Galaxy 10.5 02h 41m 22.8s -08° 13' 36" Cetus
NGC 1084 Galaxy 10.7 02h 46m 18.0s -07° 33' 01" Eridanus
NGC 1087 Galaxy 10.8 02h 46m 43.9s -00° 28' 18" Cetus
NGC 1097 Galaxy 9.5 02h 46m 35.8s -30° 14' 52" Fornax
NGC 1201 Galaxy 10.7 03h 04m 24.3s -26° 02' 33" Fornax
NGC 1261 Globular Cluster 8.3 03h 12m 27.4s -55° 11' 27" Horologium
NGC 1291 Galaxy 8.5 03h 17m 32.7s -41° 04' 55" Eridanus
NGC 1316 Galaxy 8.4 03h 22m 56.2s -37° 10' 59" Fornax
NGC 1360 Planetary Nebula 9.4 03h 33m 30.6s -25° 50' 51" Fornax
NGC 1365 Galaxy 9.5 03h 33m 51.5s -36° 07' 01" Fornax
NGC 1380 Galaxy 9.9 03h 36m 42.4s -34° 57' 06" Fornax
NGC 1398 Galaxy 9.8 03h 39m 07.9s -26° 18' 50" Fornax
NGC 1407 Galaxy 9.7 03h 40m 28.6s -18° 33' 27" Eridanus
Hard
NGC 121 Globular Cluster 10.6 00h 27m 07.5s -71° 30' 22" Tucana
NGC 246 Planetary Nebula 10.9 00h 47m 21.9s -11° 50' 17" Cetus
NGC 522 Galaxy 13.2 01h 25m 05.1s +10° 01' 39" Pisces
NGC 625 Galaxy 11.1 01h 35m 21.4s -41° 24' 23" Phoenix
NGC 891 Galaxy 10.1 02h 22m 55.8s +42° 22' 32" Andromeda
NGC 1042 Galaxy 11 02h 40m 42.0s -08° 24' 22" Cetus
NGC 1055 Galaxy 10.6 02h 42m 04.1s +00° 28' 14" Cetus
NGC 1134 Galaxy 12.3 02h 54m 01.0s +13° 02' 28" Aries
NGC 1232 Galaxy 9.8 03h 10m 02.2s -20° 33' 12" Eridanus
NGC 1300 Galaxy 10.3 03h 19m 57.6s -19° 23' 11" Eridanus
NGC 1325 Galaxy 11.4 03h 24m 42.1s -21° 31' 07" Eridanus
NGC 1400 Galaxy 10.9 03h 39m 47.5s -18° 39' 54" Eridanus
NGC 1406 Galaxy 11.7 03h 39m 38.3s -31° 17' 56" Fornax
NGC 1425 Galaxy 10.6 03h 42m 26.9s -29° 52' 16" Fornax
NGC 1433 Galaxy 9.8 03h 42m 14.0s -47° 11' 56" Horologium
NGC 2573 Galaxy 13.4 01h 40m 11.5s -89° 18' 17" Octans
NGC 7814 Galaxy 10.8 00h 03m 33.3s +16° 10' 47" Pegasus
IC 1633 Galaxy 11.4 01h 10m 13.1s -45° 53' 59" Phoenix
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Updated 23rd July 2007