Astrophotography in November 2023: what to shoot in the night sky this month

A picture of Jupiter taken through a 12 inch telescope in Swindon, Wiltshire, England on the 28th of August 2022
Jupiter photographed through a 12-inch telescope from last year (Image credit: Gary Chalker / Getty Images)

November is a fine month for astrophotography, with long nights leading up to next month’s solstice. It’s getting colder down here, but crisper above, with the bright winter stars of Taurus and Orion rising high into the sky at night. 

This month is the best in 2023 to image Jupiter, which can be both hugely challenging and rewarding. Add a few conjunctions, a trio of meteor showers and the rise of the full ‘Beaver Moon’ and November 2023 promises to be a great month for capturing the sky night.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.