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Open cluster NGC 1342, spiral galaxy NGC 1313, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398

November 24–December 1, 2011: Open cluster NGC 1342 in Perseus offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 1313 in Reticulum and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398 in Fornax.
Reticulum
Spiral galaxy NGC 1313 is one of the southern sky’s showpiece galaxies, but you’re forgiven if you haven’t heard of it. The object sits in the southwest corner of Reticulum 3.2° southwest of magnitude 3.8 Beta (β) Reticuli.
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 November 24–December 1, 2011

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1342 in Perseus
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 1313 in Reticulum
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398 in Fornax

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