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Regulus, Bode’s Galaxy (M81), and spiral galaxy NGC 2903

February 27–March 6, 2014: The 1st-magnitude star Regulus in Leo is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, Bode's Galaxy (M81) in Ursa Major offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 2903 in Leo.
RELATED TOPICS: DOUBLE STARS | GALAXIES
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You'll find one of the sky's brightest galaxies, Bode's Galaxy (M81), 2° east-southeast of the magnitude 4.5 star 24 Ursae Majoris.
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 February 27–March 6, 2014
Naked eyes:
Regulus (Alpha [α] Leonis)
Small telescope: Bode's Galaxy (M81)
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2903

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