Recommend a semester project?

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Hi all,

I'm taking an optical astronomy lab this semester. Does anyone have any recommendations for interesting objects to observe in the optical range with 11"-14" telescopes? I will probably get 3-5 hours of observing time, and of course the object has to be visible in the fall. The telescopes are also equipped for spectroscopy as well. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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tony873004
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The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is well placed for fall viewing.

The Planet Mars is also well placed. With 11-14 inch scopes, you might be able to spot its moons as opposition approaches.
 

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