Open cluster NGC 2818, spiral galaxy NGC 2964, and spiral galaxy NGC 2976
March 1–March 8, 2012: Open cluster NGC 2818 in Pyxis offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out sprial galaxy NGC 2964 in Leo and spiral NGC 2976 in Ursa Major.
March 1, 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.
Large-telescope target spiral galaxy NGC 2976 lies 1.4° south-southwest of a more-famous galaxy in Ursa Major, M81, also known as Bode's Galaxy.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for March 1–8, 2012
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 2818
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2964
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2976
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