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Type the first three letters of any month in the search box (e.g., Oct,) to see evening objects for that month. Then click on Magnitude to sort them by brightness.
You can also type anything else in the search box, such as a constellation, the type of object, or the name of an object.
Click on any object to go to its star hop, or download a printer-friendly version.
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Object Printable Charts Type Constellation Magnitude Evening Visibility
Achird (Eta Cassiopeiae) pdf chart Double Star Cassiopeia 3.3, 7.5 Jan, Feb, Mar, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Albireo (Beta Cygni) pdf chart Double Star Cygnus 3.1, 5.1 Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Almach (Gamma Andromedae) pdf chart Double Star Andromeda 2.2, 5.0 Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Beta Monoceros pdf chart Triple Star Monoceros 4.6, 5.4, 5.6 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,
Collinder 399 (Coathanger Cluster) pdf chart Open Cluster Vulpecula 3.6 Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov,
Melotte 20 (Alpha Persei Association) pdf chart Association Perseus 2.3 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Melotte 25 (Hyades) pdf chart Open Cluster Taurus 0.5 Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec,
Messier 1 (Crab Nebula) pdf chart Supernova Remnant Taurus 8.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec,
Messier 2 pdf chart Globular Cluster Aquarius 6.6 Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 15 pdf chart Globular Cluster Pegasus 6.1 Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 27 (Dumbbell Nebula) pdf chart Planetary Nebula Vulpecula 7.5 Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov,
Messier 31 (Andromeda Galaxy) pdf chart Galaxy Andromeda 4.2 Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 32 pdf chart Galaxy Andromeda 9.1 Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) pdf chart Galaxy Triangulum 5.8 Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 34 pdf chart Open Cluster Perseus 5.2 Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 35; NGC 2158 pdf chart Open Clusters Gemini 5.3 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec,
Messier 36 pdf chart Open Cluster Auriga 6.3 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec,
Messier 37 pdf chart Open Cluster Auriga 5.6 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec,
Messier 38 pdf chart Open Cluster Auriga 6.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec,
Messier 41 pdf chart Open Cluster Canis Major 4.5 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec,
Messier 42 (Orion Nebula); Messier 43 pdf chart Diffuse Nebula Orion 4.0 Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec,
Messier 44 (Beehive Cluster) pdf chart Open Cluster Cancer 3.1 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,
Messier 45 (Pleiades) pdf chart Open Cluster Taurus 1.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec,
Messier 46 pdf chart Open Cluster Puppis 6.1 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,
Messier 47 pdf chart Open Cluster Puppis 4.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,
Messier 48 pdf chart Open Cluster Hydra 5.8 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May,
Messier 50 pdf chart Open Cluster Monoceros 5.9 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,
Messier 51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) pdf chart Galaxy Canes Venatici 8.1 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep,
Messier 52 pdf chart Open Cluster Cassiopeia 6.9 Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 58 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 9.8 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 59 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 9.8 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 60 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 8.8 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 65 (one of Leo Trio) pdf chart Galaxy Leo 9.2 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,
Messier 66 (one of Leo Trio) pdf chart Galaxy Leo 9.0 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,
Messier 67 pdf chart Open Cluster Cancer 6.9 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,
Messier 68 pdf chart Globular Cluster Hydra 7.7 Apr, May, Jun,
Messier 71 pdf chart Globular Cluster Sagitta 8.2 Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov,
Messier 74 pdf chart Galaxy Pisces 9.2 Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 76 (Little Dumbbell Nebula) pdf chart Planetary Nebula Perseus m 10.1 Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 77 pdf chart Galaxy Cetus 9.0 Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier 78 pdf chart Diffuse Nebula Orion 8.3 Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec,
Messier 79 pdf chart Globular Cluster Lepus 7.7 Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec,
Messier 81 (Bode's Galaxy) pdf chart Galaxy Ursa Major 6.8 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec,
Messier 82 (Cigar Galaxy) pdf chart Galaxy Ursa Major 8.0 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec,
Messier 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) pdf chart Galaxy Hydra 7.2 May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 84 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 9.3 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 86 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 9.2 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 87 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 8.6 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 88 pdf chart Galaxy Coma Berenices 9.6 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 89 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 9.8 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 90 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 9.9 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 91 pdf chart Galaxy Coma Berenices m 10.2 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 93 pdf chart Open Cluster Puppis 6.0 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,
Messier 95 pdf chart Galaxy Leo 9.7 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,
Messier 96 pdf chart Galaxy Leo 9,2 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,
Messier 97 (Owl Nebula) pdf chart Planetary Nebula Ursa Major 9.8 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug,
Messier 98 pdf chart Galaxy Coma Berenices m 10.1 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier 99 pdf chart Galaxy Coma Berenices 9.9 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier. 100 pdf chart Galaxy Coma Berenices 9.4 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier. 101 (Pinwheel Galaxy) pdf chart Galaxy Ursa Major 7.7 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct,
Messier. 103; NGC 663 pdf chart Open Clusters Cassiopeia 7.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
Messier. 104 pdf chart Galaxy Virgo 8.3 Apr, May, Jun, Jul,
Messier. 105 pdf chart Galaxy Leo 9.3 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,
Messier. 108 pdf chart Galaxy Ursa Major m 10.0 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug,
Messier. 109 pdf chart Galaxy Ursa Major 9.7 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug,
Messier. 110 pdf chart Galaxy Andromeda 8.8 Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
NGC 404 (Mirach's Ghost) pdf chart Galaxy Andromeda m 10.3 Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
NGC 869 and NGC 884 (Double Cluster) pdf chart Open Clusters Perseus 4.3, 4.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
NGC 2392 (Eskimo Nebula) pdf chart Planetary Nebula Gemini 9.2 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec,
NGC 3628 (one of Leo Trio) pdf chart Galaxy Leo 9.2 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun,