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Open cluster NGC 103, globular cluster NGC 288, and elliptical galaxy NGC 147

October 21-28, 2010: Open cluster NGC 103 makes a nice target for beginning observers, while globular cluster NGC 288 and elliptical galaxy NGC 147 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
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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 October 21-28, 2010
Naked eye:
NGC 103
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 288
8-inch or larger telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 147

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