ALL or  NGC objects Winter's days are numbered but there is still time to catch these skywatching gems in the night sky. I really recommend beginners using a planisphere; it makes it so much easier finding constellations and objects. ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer") && or brighter The number of Messier objects visible in any one night varies depending on a few factors, including the location of the observer, the duration of daylight and nighttime, and the season (the positions of the Messier objects relative to the Sun varies with the season). It is a one pager and can serve as reference in the field. Find astronomy targets and generate object lists for your observing and astrophotography sessions. East if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav16n=MSFPpreload("_derived/Focusing.asp_cmp_deepblue110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav16h=MSFPpreload("_derived/Focusing.asp_cmp_deepblue110_vbtn_a.gif"); } There are 110 objects in the Messier catalog. select  it here: Show the conjunction in the Night Sky Map. and Location: (negative west of GMT) // -->, More information on Constellations &  Planets - Peoria Timezone: 29.42°N NULL if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav13n=MSFPpreload("_derived/balancing_a_gem.asp_cmp_deepblue110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav13h=MSFPpreload("_derived/balancing_a_gem.asp_cmp_deepblue110_vbtn_a.gif"); } Location: Virginia Beach (36.85°N; 75.98°W) The Messier Objects. Latitude: NGC  Some stars resolved. Planetary Nebula Friday, October 9 at 8:39 pm EDT—Last Quarter Moon. Show the conjunction in the Night Sky Map. The Messier objects are a set of 110 astronomical objects catalogued by the French astronomer Charles Messier in his Catalogue des Nébuleuses et des Amas d'Étoiles ("Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters"). To explore the Messier Skymap, scroll, double click, or pinch/swipe to zoom. An international team of scientists used observations with the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide network of eight ground-based radio telescopes, to capture an image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the supergiant elliptical galaxy Messier … // -->, A Stand-alone version visit my website. // -->