The double star Alnitak, open cluster NGC 1817, and the Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501)
January 3–10, 2013: The double star Alnitak in Orion is an
for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster NGC 1817 in Taurus offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek
out the Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501) in Camelopardalis.
January 3, 2013
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.
This week's large-telescope target, the Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501), lies 6.9° west of magnitude 4.0 Beta (β) Camelopardalis. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for January 3–10, 2013
Naked eye: The double star Alnitak
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1817
Large telescope: The Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501)
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