A pair of double stars in Puppis, the Meat Hook Galaxy, and Procyon B
February 9–16, 2012: A pair of double stars in Puppis offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Meat Hook Galaxy in Volans and Procyon B in Canis Minor.
February 9, 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.
The Meat Hook Galaxy (NGC 2442), a barred spiral in the far-southern constellation Volans, lies 2.3° southeast of magnitude 4.0 Delta (δ) Volantis.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for February 9–16, 2012
Small telescope: Double stars k Puppis and 2 Puppis
Large telescope: The Meat Hook Galaxy (NGC 2442)
Large telescope: Procyon B (Alpha [α] Canis Minoris B)
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