The Omicron Velorum Cluster, spiral galaxy NGC 2784, and spiral galaxy NGC 2787
February 23–March 1, 2012: The Omicron Velorum Cluster offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out sprial galaxy NGC 2784 in Hydra and spiral galaxy NGC 2787 in Ursa Major.
February 23, 2012
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more objects or events you can see in the sky.
Sprial galaxy NGC 2784 lies between the borders of Hydra and Pyxis.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for February 23–March 1, 2012
Small telescope: The Omicron Velorum Cluster (IC 2391)
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2784
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2787
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