Observing podcast: Lyrid meteor shower, globular cluster NGC 3201, and spiral galaxy NGC 3311
April 22-29, 2010: The Lyrid meteor shower is a nice observing event for all observers, while globular cluster NGC 3201 andspiral galaxy NGC 3311 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
April 22, 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.
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 22. After midnight, an observer at a dark site may spot as many as 20 meteors each hour.
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 April 22-29, 2010
Naked eye: Lyrid meteor shower
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 3201
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 3311
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