Observing podcast: Machina Electrica, Cleopatra's Eye, and spiral galaxy NGC 1300
December 18-25, 2009: The extinct constellation Machina Electrica makes a great target for beginning observers, whileCleopatra's Eye and spiral galaxy NGC 1300 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
December 17, 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.|
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 December 18-25, 2009
Naked eye: Machina Electrica
Small telescope: Cleopatra's Eye
8-inch or larger telescope: NGC 1300
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