Observing podcast: The Andromeda Galaxy, open cluster NGC 188, and planetary nebula NGC 246
October 30-November 6, 2009, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) makes an easy target for beginning observers, while the open cluster NGC 188 and planetary nebula NGC 246 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
October 29, 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.
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 30-November 6, 2009
Naked eye: Andromeda Galaxy
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 188
8-inch or larger telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 246
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