Next up, I revisited some old friends in Cassiopeia and had no trouble locating a few in the same night. I caught Comet ISON in early November well before its confusing trip around the sun, and rounded out the month with some lunar geography and my best image of Uranus to date.
The lunar targets were add-ons for me because my gear has a separation limit of about 14" (arcseconds) but I'm glad I was able to get the minimum 6 targets without relying on the somewhat easier lunar locations.
- Venus, planet in south-western sky after sunset. What is the phase of Venus? ✔ Crescent
- Uranus, planet currently in Pisces ✔
- M32, satellite galaxy to M31 (photographed not processed)
- M31, the “Andromeda Galaxy” (photographed not processed)
- Eta Cassiopeiae, double star in Cassiopeia
- Psi 1 Piscium, double star in Pisces
- NGC 457, the “E.T.” Cluster, open cluster in Cassiopeia ✔
- NGC 663, open cluster in Cassiopeia ✔
- Gamma Arietis (”Mesartim”), double star in Aries
- NGC 752, open cluster in Andromeda ✔
- Challenge Object #1: M110, satellite galaxy to M31 (photographed not processed)
- Challenge Object #2: Comet ISON ✔
- Moon, Mare Humboldtianum ✔
- Moon, Riccioli (crater) ✔