Night-sky targets for October 3-10, 2008
Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the double star Gamma Andromedae, and the Deer Lick Group are visible in this week's night sky.
October 2, 2008
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
Use this finder chart to help you locate M31's galactic groupies.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
In each episode, Michael highlights:
- One object you can see without any optical aid
- One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
- One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope
Targets for October 3-10, 2008
Naked eye: Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
Small telescope: Double star Gamma Andromedae
8-inch or larger telescope: Deer Lick Group
September 26-October 3, 2008: Square of Pegasus, Globular cluster M15, Stephan's Quintet
September 19-26, 2008: Venus, the Dumbbell Nebula, and NGC 7006
September 12-18, 2008: Delphinus, the Double Double, and the Blue Snowball
September 5-11, 2008: Scutum star cloud, Wild Duck Cluster (M11), and Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822)
August 29-September 4, 2008: The Summer Triangle, the North America Nebula, and the Bow-Tie Nebula