Orion’s Belt, open cluster M35, and the Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264)
December 27, 2012–January 3, 2013: Orion's Belt is an
for naked-eye observers, open cluster M35 in Gemini offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek
out the Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264) in Monoceros.
December 27, 2012
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a
master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more
objects or events you can see in the sky.
The constellation Orion — and especially the hunter's notable belt — is a signpost in the winter sky. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for December 27, 2012–January 3, 2013
Naked eye: Orion's Belt
Small telescope: Open cluster M35
Large telescope: The Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264)
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