Observing podcast: Asteroid Juno, open cluster M52, barred spiral galaxy NGC 7477
October 9-16, 2009, asteroid Juno makes a great object for beginning observers, while open cluster M52 and barred spiral galaxy NGC 7477 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
October 8, 2009
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
Juno glows at 8th magnitude as it treks south through far eastern Aquarius. This normally dim asteroid outshines all others during the first half of October.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
In each episode, Michael highlights:
- One object you can see without any optical aid
- One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
- One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope
Targets for October 9-16, 2009
Naked eye: Asteroid Juno
Small telescope: Open cluster M52
8-inch or larger telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 7477
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