1 November 2019: New observation of NGC 52 by Dale Holt

1 November 2019: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

29 October 2019: New observation of our October Galaxy of the Month by Dale Holt

25 October 2019: New observation of NGC 7789 by David Davies

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Picture of the Month: Sh2-239 in Taurus

Sh2-239 - Image Courtesy of Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
This image was provided by Adam Block

A beautiful image of the gas and dust in the Taurus molecular cloud this month. Very tricky for the visual observer, but it makes for some of the best images in my opinion.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 7436 in Pegasus

NGC 7436 group was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

A complex and compact group of galaxies surrounds Owen's selection this month. He explains how to unravel this group with some samples of what big telescopes can see.

Object of the Season: M 108 in Ursa Major

Image credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of M 108 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 79 and H 2 58

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 79 in Andromeda
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A couple of relatively easy double stars within the reach of most telescopes from Bob this month. William Herschel seems to have been confused by our pair in Cetus though.