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The Golden Earring, planetary nebula NGC 2867, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109

March 8–March 15, 2012: The Golden Earring (NGC 2547) in Vela offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 2867 in Carina and barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109 in Hydra.
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Large-telescope target barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109 lies 7.2° northwest of magnitude 4.3 Alpha (α) Antliae.
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 8–15, 2012

Small telescope: The Golden Earring (NGC 2547)
Large telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 2867
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109

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