PROJECTS 2017-2018

Good nights for astrophotography during the 2017 – 2018 season and suggested objects

Autumn 2017 (Aug 16-31, Sep 15-30, Oct 12-29):

Targets:
Hercules cluster – M 13
North America Nebula – NGC 7000
Cocoon Nebula – NGC 5146
Wild Duck Cluster – M 11
Cave Nebula – Caldwell 9
Fireworks Galaxy – NGC 6946
Elephant Trunk Nebula – IC 1396
Bubble Nebula – NGC 7635
Pegasus Globular Cluster – M 15

Winter 2017/2018 (Nov 11-27, Dec 9-26, Jan 7-23):

Targets:
Heart Nebula – IC 1805
Pinwheel Galaxy – M 33
Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster – NGC 2264
Bright Nebula in Monoceros – IC 2169
Witch Head Nebula – IC 2118
Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis – IC342
IC 348 in Perseus

Spring 2018 (Feb 5-21, Mar 6-22, Apr 5-20):

Targets:
Bode’s Nebulae – M 81/M 82
Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis – NGC 2403
Owl Nebula – M 97
Spiral Galaxies in Leo – M95 / M96
M 3