Open cluster NGC 3572, spiral galaxy NGC 3511, and elliptical galaxy NGC 3610
April 5–12, 2012: Open cluster NGC 3572 in Carina offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 3511 in Crater and elliptical galaxy NGC 3610 in Ursa Major.
April 5, 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.
NGC 3511, a nearly edge-on spiral and another of the sky’s “needles,” lies 2° west of Beta (β) Crateris.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for April 5–12, 2012
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 3572
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 3511
Large telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 3610
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