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Observing podcast: Open cluster NGC 7243, the double star Delta Cephei, and spiral galaxy NGC 7332

September 23-30, 2010: Open cluster NGC 7243 makes a nice target for beginning observers, while the double star Delta Cephei and the spiral galaxy NGC 7332 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
September 2009 WE Cepheus
The house-shaped constellation Cepheus harbors one of the sky’s most famous stars: Delta (δ) Cephei. You can find it just off the house’s southeastern edge.
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 September 23-30, 2010
    Naked eye: Open cluster NGC 7243
    Small telescope: Double star Delta Cephei
    8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 7332

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