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The Beehive Cluster (M44), open cluster M50, and the Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237–9/46)

February 21–28, 2013: The Beehive Cluster (M44) in Cancer is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster M50 in Monoceros offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237–9/46), also in Monoceros.
Monoceros
Two of the three objects this week — open cluster M50 and the Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237–9/46) — lie within the confines of the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn. // 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 21–28, 2013

Naked eye: The Beehive Cluster (M44)
Small telescope: Open cluster M50
Large telescope: The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237–9/46)

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