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Open cluster NGC 3572, spiral galaxy NGC 3511, and elliptical galaxy NGC 3610

April 5–12, 2012: Open cluster NGC 3572 in Carina offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 3511 in Crater and elliptical galaxy NGC 3610 in Ursa Major.
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NGC 3511, a nearly edge-on spiral and another of the sky’s “needles,” lies 2° west of Beta (β) Crateris.
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 April 5–12, 2012

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 3572
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 3511
Large telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 3610

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