1 January 2019: SkyTools file for DSF Object of the Week 2018 available.

1 January 2019: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

27 November 2018: New observation from David Davies: NGC 188 in Cepheus.

20 November 2018: New observation from Dale Holt: NGC 678, NGC 680 and IC 1730.

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Picture of the Month: LDN 1622 in Orion

The Bogeyman nebula (LDN 1622) in Orion - Image Courtesy of Sara Wager
This image was provided courtesy of Sara Wager.

A wonderful hydrogen-alpha monochrome of cosmic dust results in a rare conjunction of catalogue numbers in January's Picture and Galaxy features.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 1622 in Eridanus

Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

Owen's starting 2019 with a trip down the river to an unusual group of spiral galaxies. Easy to locate, but perhaps not observe due to their overpowering neighbour.

Object of the Season: The Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia

Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team
Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: eps Mon and gam Cae

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star epsilon Mon in Monoceros
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob has some bright physical double stars to start 2019. A touch of uncertainty for the northern pair, and suspected variability to the south.