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The double star 54 Leonis, spiral galaxy NGC 3198, and emission nebula NGC 3199

March 22–March 29, 2012: The double star 54 Leonis offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 3198 in Ursa Major and emission nebula NGC 3199 in Carina.
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You can find mission nebula NGC 3199, which lies in Carina the Keel, 4.4° southeast of magnitude 3.5 Phi (φ) Velorum.
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 March 22–29, 2012

Small telescope: Double star 54 Leonis
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 3198
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 3199

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