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
Eta CarinaeEta Carinae is a star system and nebula around 7,500 light-years away.JanuaryInteresting
NGC2207Discovered by John Herschel in 1835, NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are colliding spiral galaxies at a distance of around 80 million light-years in the constellation of Canis Major.JanuaryInteresting
NGC4414A spiral galaxy around 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. JanuaryInteresting
Arp240The interacting spiral galaxies known as Arp240 are found in the constellation of Virgo.JanuaryInteresting
NGC 104/ 47 TucThis globular cluster is located in the Southern constellation of Tucana, and is an impressive object to image. NovemberInteresting
IC2163This interacting galaxy is being torn apart by a larger neighbour, but in the process, is showing bursts of star formation and dust lanes, and is an impressive object to image. November Interesting
IC2163This interacting galaxy is being torn apart by a larger neighbour, but in the process, is showing bursts of star formation and dust lanes, and is an impressive object to image. NovemberInteresting
NGC1316In the southern constellation of Fornax, lies the lenticular galaxy, NGC1316. Its near neighbour NGC1317 is believed to be close enough for the two galaxies to be interacting gravitationally.OctoberInteresting
30 Dor30 Doradus (also known as the Tarantula Nebula) is an area of massive star formation within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).OctoberInteresting
NGC891This spectacular edge-on galaxy is in Andromeda at a distance of around 30 million years and is believed to be a similar size and shape to our own Milky Way galaxy. It was featured as an APOD (Astronomical Picture Of the Day) earlier in 2017.OctoberInteresting