The double star 54 Leonis, spiral galaxy NGC 3198, and emission nebula NGC 3199
March 22–March 29, 2012: The double star 54 Leonis offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 3198 in Ursa Major and emission nebula NGC 3199 in Carina.
March 22, 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.
You can find mission nebula NGC 3199, which lies in Carina the Keel, 4.4° southeast of magnitude 3.5 Phi (φ) Velorum.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for March 22–29, 2012
Small telescope: Double star 54 Leonis
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 3198
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 3199
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