IC-179 is a small elliptical galaxy that lurks in the fringes of the large, scattered and bright open cluster NGC-752 in Andromeda. Quite faint, it showed itself as a small oval shaped glow with a brighter center. It was surprisingly easy to spot despite the deteriorating skies once I pointed the telescope at the location where the Sky Commanders indicated the galaxy was. The foreground star cluster is by far the more interesting of the two, it's a fine sight in small telescopes that can give a wide field of view.
M-33 or the Triangulum galaxy is far and away the most well known object in the constellation Triangulum. However, there are numerous other background galaxies also visible to amateur telescopes too. One of the lesser examples of Triangulum's galaxies, NGC-890 revealed itself easily to the 15-inch from the airstrip as a somewhat oval object with a brighter center. Like IC-179, it has relatively high surface brightness and was visible through the light pollution that affects the views from the airstrip. This elliptical galaxy revealed little of its structure other than brightening towards the center.
Nearby is the open cluster NGC-2252, which resembles a stick figure of a person. Smaller, fainter and a little harder to make out in front of the background star clouds than NGC-2251, NGC-2252 is still a nice sight at 142X through the 15-inch from my driveway. There is a prominent rhombus of brighter stars on one side of the star cluster, and the whole cluster is set amid a very rich star field. Monoceros is a very rich hunting ground for open clusters, as well as nebulae. Owners of small and large telescopes alike will find many treasures hidden among the stars of Monoceros the Unicorn.