Open cluster NGC 744, the Fiddlehead Galaxy, and elliptical galaxy NGC 1201
November 10–17, 2011: Open cluster NGC 744 in Perseus offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Fiddlehead Galaxy (NGC 772) in Aries and elliptical galaxy NGC 1201 in Fornax.
November 10, 2011
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
This week’s first large-scope object, the Fiddlehead Galaxy (NGC 772) in Aries the Ram, lies a little more than 1° east of magnitude 4.5 Gamma (γ) Arietis.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for November 10–17, 2011
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 744 in Perseus
Large telescope: The Fiddlehead Galaxy (NGC 772) in Aries
Large telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 1201 in Fornax
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