NGC 1252, Fornax A, and elliptical galaxy NGC 1407
November 17–24, 2011: NGC 1252 in Horologium offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the galaxy Fornax A and elliptical galaxy NGC 1407 in Eridanus.
November 17, 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.
NGC 1252 is not a true star cluster but rather an asterism that lies 2.5° north-northeast of magnitude 5.1 Mu (μ) Horologii.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for November 17–24, 2011
Small telescope: NGC 1252 in Horologium
Large telescope: Fornax A
Large telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 1407 in Eridanus
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