Observing podcast: Double star Kurhah, open cluster NGC 7380, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 7582
September 30-October 7, 2010: Double star Kurhah makes a nice target for beginning observers, while open cluster NGC 7380 and barred spiral galaxy NGC 7582 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
September 30, 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 house-shaped constellation Cepheus harbors one of the sky’s most famous stars: Delta (δ) Cephei. You can find it just off the house’s southeastern edge.
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 September 30-October 7, 2010
Naked eye: Double star Kurhah
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 7380
8-inch or larger telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 7582
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