Observing podcast: Herschel's Garnet Star, open cluster M39, and globular cluster Palomar 12
September 9-16, 2010: Herschel's Garnet Star makes a nice target for beginning observers, while open cluster M39 and globular cluster Palomar 12 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
September 9, 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.
Cepheus’ royal house holds many binocular targets, including the beautiful red variable star Mu Cephei. Bright star clusters also lie within King Cepheus’ realm.
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 September 9-16, 2010
Naked eye: Herschel's Garnet Star
Small telescope: Open cluster M39
8-inch or larger telescope: Globular cluster Palomar 12
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