Observing podcast: Mira, the Owl Cluster, and the Little Spindle Galaxy
November 20-27, 2009: The variable star Mira makes a great target for all observers, while the Owl Cluster and the Little Spindle Galaxy provide nice targets for telescope owners.
November 19, 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.
Cetus offers a wonderful star, Mira, and the prototype Seyfert galaxy, M77, to backyard observers. Cetus rides high in the south after sunset during January.
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 November 20-27, 2009
Naked eye: Variable star Mira
Small telescope: Owl Cluster
8-inch or larger telescope: Little Spindle Galaxy
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