Observing podcast: Ursa Major Moving Cluster, elliptical galaxy M105, and the Little Pinwheel Galaxy
April 15-22, 2010: The Ursa Major Moving Cluster makes a great target for all observers, while the elliptical galaxy M105 and the Little Pinwheel Galaxy provide nice targets for telescope owners.
April 15, 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.
1 a.m. on March 1; 11 p.m. on April 1; 9 p.m. on May 1. Add one hour for daylight-saving time.
Photo by 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 April 15-22, 2010
Naked eye: Ursa Major Moving Cluster
Small telescope: Elliptical galaxy M105
8-inch or larger telescope: The Little Pinwheel Galaxy
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