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Two open clusters in Canis Major, emission nebula NGC 2316, and spiral galaxy NGC 2280

January 12–19, 2012: Open clusters NGC 2204 and NGC 2243 in Canis Major offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula NGC 2316 in Monoceros and sprial galaxy NGC 2280 in Canis Major.
RELATED TOPICS: OPEN CLUSTERS | GALAXIES | NEBULAE
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Emission nebula NGC 2316 in Monoceros is a small comet-shaped nebula that lies 1° northwest of open cluster M50.
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 January 12–19, 2012

Small telescope: Open clusters NGC 2204 and NGC 2243
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 2316
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2280

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