Observing Challenges for November

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Year Beginner Intermediate Advanced Lunar
2021 Messier 30
Globular cluster in Capricornus
7.7 apparent magnitude
12’ in diameter
Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor
8th magnitude
27.5’ x 6’.8 apparent size
11.4 Million light years away
Andromeda’s Globulars
The globular clusters of the Andromeda Galaxy -30 catalogued in the Hodge atlas and the Revised Bologna Catalogue of M31 Globular Clusters and Candidates http://www.bo.astro.it/M31/
 How many can you spot?
Montes Carpatus
Mountain range just north of Crater Copernicus, on the
southern edge of Mare Imbrium
Approximately 361km long
2020 Messier 52
Open cluster in Cassiopeia
Also catalogued as NGC 7654
5.0 apparent magnitude
4600 ly away
Spiral galaxy in pegasus
Also catalogued as Caldwell 30
10.4th magnitude
10.5’ x 3.7’ apparent size
The Globular Clusters of Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
The globular clusters orbiting the Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Catalogued as Fornax 1 through 6
Crater Tycho
Lunar impact crater
Located in the Southern Lunar Highlands
85km wide
4.8km deep

Messier 32
Elliptical Galaxy
Companion to the Andromeda Galaxy
8th magnitude brightness

NGC 7640
Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda
11.1 magnitude brightness
10.5’ x 2’ angular size

Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte Barred Irregular galaxy
11th magnitude
Located in the Constellation Cetu

Crater Atlas
Crater near the NE limb of the moon
87km in diameter
Near Lacus Temporis

2018 NGC 7293 - The Helix Nebula
Planetary Nebula in Aquarius
Fairly bright at 7.3 magnitude
Good target for small scopes &
NGC 7662 - The Blue Snowball
Planetary Nebula in
8.3 Magnitude
AKA Caldwell 22
NGC51 Group
Group of galaxies in Andromeda
Ranging in brightness 14.1 - 15.4 magnitude
Includes NGC49, 48, 51 and IC1534, 1535,1536
Plato’s Craterlets
16 Craterlets in the lunar crater Plato
Range in size between 0.9 and 2.4km in diameter
Best viewed on lunar days 8 and 21