Observing podcast: The Coalsack, the Blackeye Galaxy, and planetary nebula IC 972
May 27-June 3, 2010: The Coalsack is a nice target for beginners, while the Blackeye Galaxy and planetary nebula IC 972 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
May 27, 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.
Coma Berenices offers deep-sky observers with small scopes a nice mix of galaxies, star clusters, and double stars.
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 May 27-June 3, 2010
Naked eye: The Coalsack
Small telescope: Blackeye Galaxy
8-inch or larger telescope: Planetary nebula IC 972
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