PIGGYBACK ASTROPHOTO JANUARY

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.

JANUARY
CONSTELLATIONS THAT ARE WELL-PLACED AT 9:00 P.M. MID-MONTH:
Auriga, <Caleum>, <Camelopardalis>, <Columba>, <Lepus>, Orion, Taurus
Name CON TYPE R.A.(2000) Dec Mag SIZE NOTES
IC405 AUR Di 05 16.2 +34 16 --- 30x19 Flaming Star Nebula
1907 AUR Cl 05 28.0 +35 19 8.2 7.0 30* mags 9...
M-38 AUR Cl 05 28.7 +35 50 7 18 100* mags 8...
M-36 AUR Cl 05 36.1 +34 08 6 16 bright but scattered
M-37 AUR Cl 05 52.4 +32 33 6 24 very rich, about 500*
IC342 CAM SBc 03 46.8 +68 06 12 18x17 low surface britness
2403 CAM Sc 07 36.8 +65 37 9.5 17.8 face-on spiral
R LEP Red 04 59.6 -14.8 6 11 432 Hind's Crimson Star
Sh264 ORI Di 05 35.0 +10 00 --- 270 Lambda Ori Neby, huge
1973 ORI Di 05 35.1 -04 44 --- 5x5 near M42
M-42 ORI Di 05 35.4 -05 27
6
66x60 Orion Neb, magnificent
M-43 ORI Di 05 35.6 -05 16 9 19x30 detached part of M42
Cr70 ORI Cl 05 36.0 -01 00 0.4 150 Incl Orion's Belt *s
IC434 ORI Di 05 41.0 -02 24 --- 60x10
B33 invl=Horsehead
2024 ORI Di 05 42.0 -01 50 --- 30x30 Zeta Ori in field
M-78 ORI Di 05 46.7 +00 03 8 8x6 reflection neb
Sh276 ORI Di 05 48.0 +01 00 --- 600
Barnard's Loop
Alpha ORI Red 05 55.2 +07 36 0.4-1.3 --- Betelgeuse
Sh261 ORI Di 06 08.9 +15 49 --- 30x15 Lower's Neb
M-45 TAU Cl 03 47.0 +24 07 02 120 Pleiades, incl neby
Mel25 TAU Cl 04 27.0 +16 00 1.0 330 Hyades, incl Aldebaran
Sh240 TAU SNR 05 39.1 +28 00 --- 200 Simeis 147, big, faint