The Lambda Centauri Cluster, the Frame Galaxy, and elliptical galaxy NGC 3640
April 12–19, 2012: The Lambda Centauri Cluster offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Frame Galaxy (NGC 3621) in Hydra and elliptical galaxy NGC 3640 in Leo.
April 12, 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 Frame Galaxy (NGC 3621) lies 3.3° west-southwest of magnitude 3.5 Xi (ξ) Hydrae.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for April 12–19, 2012
Small telescope: The Lambda Centauri Cluster
Large telescope: The Frame Galaxy (NGC 3621)
Large telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 3640
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