Monthly Targets

Every month we identify 2 exciting objects in each of the Northern and Southern hemispheres that you can observe with the Faulkes Telescopes. Instructions on how to best observe the objects are also given, so all users can take some incredible images of these objects each month. Simply click on one of the objects below to find out more.

Object NameBrief DescriptionTarget MonthPriority
30 Dor30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula is a star-forming region in the southern sky. MarchInteresting
NGC 3132 - Planetary NebulaThis pretty planetary nebula is found in the constellation of Vela and is also known as the Eight-Burst nebula. It lies at a distance of about 2000 light years.MarchInteresting
M53 - Globular ClusterThis beautiful cluster of stars can be found in the constellation of Coma Berenices at a distance of about 60,000 light years.MarchInteresting
M101 - The Pinwheel GalaxyM101 is a face-on spiral galaxy over 20 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.MarchInteresting