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Open cluster NGC 956, Fornax A, and elliptical galaxy NGC 1201

December 9-16, 2010: Open cluster NGC 956 and Fornax A make nice targets for small-telescope owners, while elliptical galaxy NGC 1201 awaits large-telescope owners.
The autumn sky
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 9-16, 2010
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 956
Small telescope: Fornax A
8-inch or larger telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 1201

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