Observing podcast: NGC 752 and NGC 663, and spiral galaxy M74
November 25-December 4, 2009: The open cluster NGC 752 makes a great target for beginning observers, while open cluster NGC 663 and the spiral galaxy M74 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
November 25, 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.
Photo by Astronomy: Richard Talcott
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 25-December 4, 2009
Naked eye: Open cluster NGC 752
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 663
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy M74
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