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The Omicron Velorum Cluster, spiral galaxy NGC 2784, and spiral galaxy NGC 2787

February 23–March 1, 2012: The Omicron Velorum Cluster offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out sprial galaxy NGC 2784 in Hydra and spiral galaxy NGC 2787 in Ursa Major.
RELATED TOPICS: STAR CLUSTERS | SPIRAL GALAXIES
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Sprial galaxy NGC 2784 lies between the borders of Hydra and Pyxis.
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 23–March 1, 2012

Small telescope: The Omicron Velorum Cluster (IC 2391)
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2784
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2787

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