Observing podcast: Open cluster M48, Hagrid's Dragon, and elliptical galaxy NGC 2832
February 19-26, 2010: Open cluster M48 makes a great target for all observers, while Hagrid's Dragon and elliptical galaxy NGC 2832 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
February 18, 2010
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.
Hydra the Water Snake meanders across the sky. Here are the stars of its head and western half.
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 February 19-26, 2010
Naked eye: Open cluster M48
Small telescope: Hagrid's Dragon
8-inch or larger telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 2832
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