After the death of stars last month, I decided to start 2020 with star being created: an impressive image of a beautiful nebula in the southern skies. It's accessible to visual observers too.
To open the New Year, Owen has a large galaxy group for you to observe. Bright members are accessible to moderate scopes, but there's more for those that can go deeper.
Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of planetary nebula NGC 6309 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.
To kick off 2020 Bob has a couple uneven doubles that are possible with small telescopes. Those seeking a greater challenge are also catered for, but be prepared to scrape the horizon.