PIGGYBACK ASTROPHOTO DECEMBER

Abbreviations for the object names are as follows:
B=Barnard Cr=Collinder H=Harvard I=Index Catalog Mel=Melotte Sh=Sharpless Tr=Trumpler
Type abbreviations:
AST=Asterism of Stars Cl=open cluster Di=diffuse nebula DRK=Dark Nebula Gb=globular cluster
MW=Milky Way starcloud Pl=planetary nebula SNR= supernova remnant
Red=Red Star (Mostly 'N' Type)
For Red Stars the Size column is period in days.
Galaxy types
Sp=spiral El=elliptical Ir=irregular
Sizes are in arc minutes.
Constellation abbreviations are the IAU standard.
Constellations which are marked with < > around them, may be photographed in their entirety with a telephoto lens.
2000 coordinates, easy to use with Sky Atlas 2000 by Tirion.

DECEMBER
CONSTELLATIONS THAT ARE WELL-PLACED AT 9:00 P.M. MID-MONTH:
<Aries>, Eridanus, <Fornax>, Perseus, <Triangulum>
Name CON TYPE R.A.(2000) Dec Mag SIZE NOTES
Dwrf FOR Ep 02 39.7 -34 17 9.0 20 Low surface britness
869 PER Cl 02 19.0 +57 09 4.3 30 Double Cluster w/NGC 884
M-34 PER Cl 02 42.0 +42 47 06 30 80* mags 8...
Mel20 PER Cl 03 22.0 +49 00 1.2 185 Alpha Per Cluster
1499 PER Di 04 03.3 +36 25 --- 145x40 California Nebula
M-33 TRI Sp 01 33.9 +30 39 6 60x40 large face-on spiral