Open cluster NGC 1624, emission nebula NGC 1931, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1964
December 22–29, 2011: Open cluster NGC 1624 in Perseus offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula NGC 1931 in Auriga and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1964 in Lepus.
December 22, 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.
To find open cluster NGC 1624, look 4.6° east-northeast of magnitude 4.1 Mu (μ) Persei, tucked in the far northeastern corner of Perseus.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for December 22–29, 2011
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1624
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 1931
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1964
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