Observing podcast: Circlet of Pisces, the Southern Cigar Galaxy, and elliptical galaxy NGC 7840
October 23-30, 2009, the Circlet of Pisces makes a great event for beginning observers, while the Southern Cigar Galaxy and elliptical galaxy NGC 7840 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
October 22, 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.
Photo by 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 23-30, 2009
Naked eye: Circlet of Pisces
Small telescope: Southern Cigar Galaxy
8-inch or larger telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 7840
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