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Night-sky targets for December 5-12, 2008

Kemble's Cascade, open cluster M36, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 925 are visible in the next few days.
RELATED TOPICS: DEEP-SKY OBJECT
Camelopardalis
Finding Kemble's Cascade will help you navigate to other targets in Cameloradalis the Giraffe.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.

In each episode, Michael highlights:
  • One object you can see without any optical aid
  • One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
  • One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope

Targets for December 5-12, 2008
    Naked eye: Kemble's Cascade
    Small telescope: Open cluster M36
    8-inch or larger telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 925
Listen to the podcast:
Enhance your observing with Astronomy.com
Check out the Astronomy.com's interactive star chart to see an accurate map of your sky. This tool will help you locate this week's targets.

You can read the episode's transcript at the Astronomy.com blog. The transcript contains additional links to resources within Astronomy.com to help your observing.

After you listen to the podcast and try to find the objects, be sure to share your observing experiences with us by leaving a comment at the blog or in the Reader forums.

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