The Ghost Hunt's 109 targets
This Halloween season, grab your telescope and scare up these spooky objects.
August 21, 2009
I have created a list of 109 deep-sky objects that you can hunt down in a single night on or around the New Moon closest to Halloween. In deference to the time of year, and considering that many deep-sky objects appear as pale specters of fuzzy light, I decided to call this October treat the Ghost Hunt.
King Hamlet’s Ghost (NGC 3628) is a beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy that features a wide, dark dust lane. This galaxy resides in Leo and travels through space with two of Messier’s bright galaxies: M65 and M66. NGC 3628 lies about 0.6° north of that well-known pair.
Photo by Keith B. Quattrocchi
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