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Two Perseus open clusters, emission nebula NGC 1491, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512

December 4–11, 2014: Open clusters NGC 1444 and NGC 1513 in Perseus offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula NGC 1491 in Perseus and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 in Horologium.
Horologium
This week's second large-telescope target, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512, lies 2.1° west-southwest of Alpha (α) Horologii.
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 December 4–11, 2014

Small telescope: Open clusters NGC 1444 and NGC 1513
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 1491
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512

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