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Observing podcast: Constellation Leo Minor, asteroid 4 Vesta, and spiral galaxy NGC 2775

February 12-19, 2010: The constellation Leo Minor makes a great target for all observers, while asteroid 4 Vesta and the spiral galaxy NGC 2775 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
February 2010 Vesta
Vesta treks through western Leo this month. It slips between 2nd-magnitude Algieba and its 5th-magnitude neighbor, 40 Leonis, the night of February 16/17.
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 February 12-19, 2010
    Naked eye: Constellation Leo Minor
    Small telescope: Asteroid 4 Vesta
    8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy 2775


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