Observing podcast: 9-12 Geminorum Cluster, Orion Nebula, and the Flame Nebula
January 15-22, 2010: 9-12 Geminorum Cluster makes a great target for binoculars, while the Orion Nebula and the Flame Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
January 14, 2010
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.
Gemini harbors a variety of colorful stars and several open clusters for binocular exploration
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 January 15-22, 2010
Naked eye: 9-12 Geminorum Cluster
Small telescope: Orion Nebula
8-inch or larger telescope: Flame Nebula
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