Podcast: Night-sky targets for October 24-31, 2008
The constellation Triangulum the Triangle, Double Cluster in Perseus, and the spiral galaxy NGC 891 are visible in the next few days.
October 23, 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.
Cross Triangulum's border into the constellation Andromeda to find an asterism amateur astronomer John Davis views as a golf putter.
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 24-31, 2008
Naked eye: Constellation Triangulum the Triangle
Small telescope: Double Cluster in Perseus
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 891
- October 17-24, 2008: Constellation Piscis Austrinus, globular cluster M2, and the Saturn Nebula
- October 10-17, 2008: Constellation Equuleus, double star Albireo, and Polarissima Borealis
- October 3-10, 2008: Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the double star Gamma Andromedae, and the Deer Lick Group
- September 26-October 3, 2008: Square of Pegasus, Globular cluster M15, Stephan's Quintet