Observing podcast: Constellation Sextans, the Cigar Galaxy (M82), and spiral galaxy NGC 3077
March 5-12, 2010: The constellation Sextans makes a great target for all observers, while starburst galaxy M82 and spiral galaxy NGC 3077 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
March 4, 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.
1 a.m. on March 1; 11 p.m. on April 1; 9 p.m. on May 1. Add one hour for daylight-saving time.
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 March 5-12, 2010
Naked eye: Constellation Sextans
Small telescope: Starburst galaxy M82
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 3077
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