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The Small Magellanic Cloud, three double stars in Pisces, and irregular galaxy IC 10

October 27–November 3, 2011: The Small Magellanic Cloud in Tucana and three double stars in Pisces offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out irregular galaxy IC 10 in Cassiopeia.

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The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is the second-largest galaxy from our point of view, measuring an area 78 times as large as the Full Moon. The SMC contains no less than two dozen NGC objects brighter than magnitude 12.6.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.

Targets for October 27–November 3, 2011

Small telescope: The Small Magellanic Cloud
Small telescope: Three double stars in Pisces
Large telescope: Irregular galaxy IC 10

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