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The Dish Cluster, the Pencil Nebula, and spiral galaxy NGC 2655

February 16–23, 2012: The Dish Cluster in Puppis offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Pencil Nebula in Vela and spiral galaxy NGC 2655 in Camelopardalis.
Puppis
The Dish Cluster (NGC 2539) lies in the far northern part of the constellation Puppis.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more objects or events you can see in the sky.

Targets for February 16–23, 2012

Small telescope: The Dish Cluster (NGC 2539)
Large telescope: The Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736)
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2655

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