Observing podcast: double star Pulcherrima, the Owl Nebula, and barred spiral galaxy M108
April 29-May 6, 2010: The double star Pulcherrima is a nice target for beginners, while the Owl Nebula and barred spiral galaxy M108 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
April 29, 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 29-May 6, 2010
Naked eye: Double star Pulcherrima
Small telescope: Owl Nebula
8-inch or larger telescope: Barred spiral galaxy M108
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