Observing podcast: Double star Algieba, Saturn, and the Eight-Burst Nebula
March 19-26, 2010: The double star Algieba makes a great target for all observers, while Saturn and the Eight-Burst Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
March 18, 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.
The ringed planet reaches peak visibility the night of March 21/22, when it lies opposite the Sun in our sky and remains visible all night. You can find it climbing in the east after darkness falls.
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 March 19-26, 2010
Naked eye: The Double star Algieba
Small telescope: Saturn
8-inch or larger telescope: The Eight-Burst Nebula
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