Venus keeps ahead of the sun and actually gains a little in altitude as November progresses. Look for it low above the SW horizon 45 mins after sunset. A crescent moon passes above Venus on the Nov 6th & 7th.          

Conspicuous Jupiter continues to rise earlier and is visible low in the east by 9pm at the start of November. It is situated below the 'twin' stars of Gemini. Jupiter is always well worth a view through any telescope. The moon lies below right on Nov 21st.           

Mars continues in prograde motion and hurries through Leo heading toward the ‘bowl’ of virgo. It is therefore still an early morning object visible from 1:30am onwards. Mars is slowly brightening (currently mag + 1.5 ) though telescopically it remains very small and for the time being disappointing. The waning crescent moon lies below right on Nov 27th.          

Throughout the mid latter part of November Mercury has perhaps it’s best showing this year, though it will be in the dawn sky.  Look for it low in the ESE 45 minutes before sunrise. Saturn also returns to the morning sky and is visible below Mercury. The two planets appear very close in the sky around the 26th and may be joined by a visible comet ISON.         

Uranus and Neptune are both well placed for binocular/telescopic observation during late evening and overnight. Uranus comes to opposition on the 3rd and at mag + 5.7 is easily within binocular range in Pisces. Neptune lies in Aquarius.