Popular Viewing Targets

Planets (for 2014-2015 School Year):

Venus - Mid February through April (at sunset)

Mars - August through early September

Jupiter - Late January through late June

Saturn - August through early September

Uranus - Mid October through early March

Neptune - Mid October through mid January


Stars and Clusters:

Mizar and Alcor - double star system in the Big Dipper

Pleiades - The Seven Sisters (name sake of Subaru)

M13 - globular cluster in Hercules

M15 - globular cluster in Pegasus


Deep Space:

In order to see these objects, the sky must be as dark as possible. This means that the moon should be below the horizon and light pollution at a minimum. It may also help to use the CCD to see these objects. 

M57 - The Ring Nebula

M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula

M82 - The Cigar Galaxy

M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy