Observing podcast: Open cluster M47, emission nebula IC 410, and the Running Man Nebula
January 8-15, 2010: Open cluster M47 makes a great target for beginning observers, while emission nebula IC 410 and the Running Man Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
January 7, 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.
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 8-15, 2010
Naked eye: Open cluster M47
Small telescope: Emssion nebula IC 410
8-inch or larger telescope: Running Man Nebula
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