Here's a list of the best Messier objects to observe in January, with suggested times to observe them.
M42 - Orion Nebula: Best observed early in the evening throughout January. It's visible to the naked eye and looks stunning through binoculars or a telescope.
M79 - Globular Cluster in Lepus: Visible later in the evening during January. Located in the constellation Lepus.
M78 - Reflection Nebula in Orion: Best observed in the early evening. It's a faint nebula in the constellation Orion and may require darker skies or a telescope to see clearly.
M1 - Crab Nebula: Visible in the evening throughout January. This supernova remnant is in the constellation Taurus.
M78 - Spiral Galaxy in Cassiopeia: Best observed later in the evening. Located in the constellation Cassiopeia, it might require a telescope due to its faintness.
M35 - Open Cluster in Gemini: Visible later in the evening during January. Found in the constellation Gemini, it's best seen through binoculars or a small telescope.