Observing podcast: Open cluster Stock 2, the Sailboat Cluster, and spiral galaxy NGC 247
November 6-13, 2009, the open cluster Stock 2 makes an easy binoculars target for beginning observers, while the Sailboat Cluster and spiral galaxy NGC 247 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
November 5, 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.
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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 6-13, 2009
Naked eye: Open cluster Stock 2
Small telescope: Sailboat Cluster
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 247
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