Observing podcast: Leonid meteor shower, Silver Coin Galaxy, and IC 1613
November 13-20, 2009, the Leonid meteor shower makes a great event for all observers, while the Silver Coin Galaxy and irregular galaxy IC 1613 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
November 12, 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.
The Leonid meteor shower peaks November 17, when you might see up to 100 meteors per hour under a dark sky.
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 November 13-20, 2009
Naked eye: Leonid meteor shower
Small telescope: Silver Coin Galaxy
8-inch or larger telescope: Irregular galaxy IC 1613
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