Firefly Party Cluster (NGC 3532), spiral galaxy M106, and spiral galaxy M109
March 31-April 7, 2011: Firefly Party Cluster makes a nice targets for small-telescope owners, while the spiral galaxy M106 and spiral galaxy M109 await large-telescope owners.
March 31, 2011
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
This week's small-telescope target is the Firefly Party Cluster, also known as NGC 3532, the Pincushion Cluster, and Caldwell 91. It's an open cluster that lies in the constellation Carina the Keel.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for March 31-April 7, 2011
Small-telescope: Firefly Party Cluster (NGC 3532)
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy M106
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy M109
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