The Head of Hydra, open cluster NGC 1981, and reflection nebula NGC 1999
March 7–14, 2013: The Head of Hydra is an
for naked-eye observers, open cluster NGC 1981 in Orion offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek
out reflection nebula NGC 1999, also in Orion.
March 7, 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.
The Head of Hydra is an asterism that marks the westernmost part of the sky's largest constellation, Hydra the Water Snake. // Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for March 7–14, 2013
Naked eye: The Head of Hydra
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1981
Large telescope: Reflection nebula NGC 1999
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