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Deep-sky tour challenges for winter

OK, you did the easy items — here are a few to test your observing skills.
To chase down these objects, you'll need a telescope (for most of them), an observing site with a clear view of the sky plus a low level of man-made skyglow, and a good star atlas. For the latter, try Sky Atlas 2000.0 or Norton's Star Atlas. (Patience won't go amiss, either.)Theta AurigaeTheta (θ) Aurigae is a blue-white star of magnitude 2.6 with a close companion of magnitude 7.1. This is a tough double requiring an aperture of at least 4 inches (100mm) and a steady night to pick it out....

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