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The double star Sirius, open cluster NGC 2244, and the Monkey Face Nebula

January 20-27, 2011: Double star Sirius and open cluster NGC 2244 make nice targets for small-telescope owners, while the Monkey Face Nebula awaits large-telescope owners.

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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 20-27, 2011
Small-telescope: Double star Sirius
Small-telescope: Open cluster NGC 2244
8-inch or larger telescope: Monkey Face Nebula

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