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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,
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); Messier 32; Messier 110 pdf chart Galaxy Andromeda 4.2, 9.1, 8.8 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; Messier 37; Messier 38 pdf chart Open Clusters Auriga 6.3, 5.6, 6.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec,
Messier 41 pdf chart Open Clusters 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 45 (Pleiades) pdf chart Open Cluster Taurus 1.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec,
Messier 46 and 47 pdf chart Open Clusters Puppis 6.1, 4.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr.
Messier 52 pdf chart Open Cluster Cassiopeia 6.9 Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
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 79 pdf chart Globular Cluster Lepus 7.7 Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec,
Messier 103; NGC 663 pdf chart Open Clusters Cassiopeia 7.4 Jan, Feb, Mar, Aug, 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,