Observing podcast: Dolphin's Diamonds, Helix Nebula, and Blue Flash Nebula
October 2-9, 2009, the diamonds of constellation Delphinus make a great object for beginning observers, while the Helix Nebula and the Blue Flash Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
October 1, 2009
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.
Observe Delphinus the Dolphin on autumn evenings. Use this fidner chart to navigate your way through its gems.
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 2-9, 2009
Naked eye: Dolphin's Diamonds
Small telescope: Helix Nebula
8-inch or larger telescope: Blue Flash Nebula
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