Observing podcast: Constellation Crater, the Spindle Galaxy, and local group galaxy Sextans B
March 12-19, 2010: The constellation Crater makes a great target for all observers, while the Spindle Galaxy and local group galaxy Sextans B provide nice targets for telescope owners.
March 11, 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.
We used our interactive star chart, StarDome, to locate this week's small-telescope target, the Spindle Galaxy. Important to note that this image shows NGC 3115 in the sky over Astronomy magazine headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Photo by Astronomy StarDome
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 March 12-19, 2010
Naked eye: Constellation Crater
Small telescope: Spindle Galaxy
8-inch or larger telescope: Local group galaxy Sextans B
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