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The 9–12 Geminorum Cluster, the Orion Nebula (M42), and the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024)

January 16–23, 2014: The 9–12 Geminorum Cluster is an excellent target for binocular observers, the Orion Nebula (M42) offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024), also in Orion.
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Orion
Orion is home to two of this week's observing targets, the Orion Nebula (M42) and the Flame Nebula (NGC 024).
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.

Targets for January 16–23, 2014
Binoculars:
The 9–12 Geminorum Cluster
Small telescope: The Orion Nebula (M42)
Large telescope: The Flame Nebula (NGC 2024)

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