8pm – 10pm Deep Sky observing
The moon will not be visible during this observing session, neither will any major planets. Some brighter deep-sky objects that may be observed are:
M46 and M47 in Puppis: These clusters are very close together in the sky, but appear quite different. As an added bonus, M46 has a small planetary nebula, NGC 2438, superimposed in front of it. The nebula might be visible in the 16″ or 20″ telescopes.
M35 in Gemini: There is another open cluster in the same field of view, NGC 2518.
NGC 2392 in Gemini: The “Eskimo Nebula”
M65 and M66 in Leo: Galaxies in general have a low surface brightness and can be somewhat challenging to observe from Middletown, because of light pollution. Nevertheless, they could be visible.
M64 in Coma Berenices: The “Blackeye Galaxy”.