I invite you to go to the NGC Database to look up the NGC LINK or go to the NGC Database and look under their Messier Catalog for descriptions by Steve Gottlieb and others. Messier LINK. Compare them to your own view after you have observed and recorded your observation of these objects. I will apologize up front but these are not in the order I listed above and I am too tired to re-organize how the images uploaded. Also, I would view them in the order I listed them above or one close to it, including the Cassiopeia objects together and the Perseus objects together. If you get frustrated, stop, go do something fun and come back later to trying to find the object. Remember to align your findercharts correctly to the sky.
1. Messier 34 Open Cluster in Perseus. This is a semi large open cluster that is pretty to observe adn has good details to view. The charts will show you my hop to them but you can look at them and decide on your own star hop if you wish.
2. Messier 45 the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in Taurus. I highly recommend binoculars or a smaller refractor with a wide field for viewing this gem of the fall and winter sky.
3. Messier 52 Open Cluster in Cassiopeia. Near the Bubble Nebula and if your skilled, Cassiopeia A remnant. Fun open cluster to practice star hopping on!
5. Messier 76 The Little Dumbbell a Planetary Nebula in Perseus. This PN responds well to filters, you can determine which one is best, the OIII or UHC Narrowband and why. Fun object and I have gotten this in my 10 inch dob in my backyard many times. More detail is evident the darker skies you have. You can go down from the arm of Perseus or up from the top star at the end of Andromeda (which is how I recommend you do it) or find your own hop!
6. Messier 103 Open Cluster in Cassiopeia. Easy to find from Caph in Cassiopeia and in mildly dark skies there is some nice color in this open cluster. This is one of my favorite open clusters personally.
7. NGC 225 The Sailboat Open Cluster in Cassiopeia. Cute and fun open cluster to find, and not to hard to find it either. The triangle shape of the sail should be easy to spot as is the base of the boat. So, can you see the Sailboat asterism or do you see something else?
8. NGC 1514 The Crystal Ball Nebula, or another Planetary Nebula in Perseus. Yep, I love galaxies, and yep, I also love Planetary Nebula. This is a wonderful find if you have the aperture for it. Try blinking your OIII filter and UHC filter on this one, the PN will respond to that. Also, observe the PN with both filters and record how the PN responds to each. There is a difference. This may be a border line dark sky object but give it a try if you want from your backyard!