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Two nice open clusters, globular cluster NGC 7492, and spiral galaxy NGC 45

October 20–27, 2011: Open clusters NGC 129 and NGC 189 in Cassiopeia offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster NGC 7492 in Aquarius and sprial galaxy NGC 45 in Cetus.

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Globular cluster NGC 7492 in Aquarius the Water-bearer lies 3.3° east of magnitude 3.3 Skat (Delta [δ] Aquarii).
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 20–27, 2011

Small telescope: Open clusters NGC 129 and NGC 189
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 7492
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 45

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