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Important note: I am updating these articles each month, starting with August (2009).  With each passing month the objects best observed that month will be updated until, after a full year, they will all be updated to the new the new page format and new content.  --The Skyhound

Objects ordered by the optimum month to observe them

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Please note that that most objects are visible for several months in a row.


Focus Objects

Observing Challenges

Downtown Virgo & the M87 Jet!
Antennae/Ring Tail
Thor's Helmet
Hubble's Variable Nebula
The Horsehead Nebula
Gliese 433.1 -- a white dwarf!

Gyulbudaghian's Nebula

Abell Galaxy Cluster 1631
NGC 6240 -- The Rumpled Starfish Galaxy
The Twin Quasar
NGC 5774 & 5775 Galaxy Bridge
Abell 35
Palomar 4

Objects for Newbie Skyhounds

Greg's Favorites
M35 & NGC 2158
Beta Mon
M81 & M82
The Double-Double -- Epsilon Lyr
Ring Nebula (M57)
The Wild Duck Cluster (M11)
The Swan Nebula (M17)
61 Cyg
Y Cvn
M65 and M66
The Veil Nebula
NGC 1535 -- Cleopatra's Eye 
The Crescent Nebula
NGC 2371-2 -- The Gemini Nebula
NGC 7008
NGC 4244 -- The Silver Needle Galaxy
M46 and NGC 2348
Thor's Helmet
M35 and NGC 2158
UGC 3697 -- The Integral Sign Galaxy
NGC 7789


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