A pair of open clusters in Cassiopeia, spiral galaxy NGC 520, and the Sculptor Dwarf
November 3–10, 2011: Open clusters NGC 381 and NGC 436 in Cassiopeia offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 520 in Pisces and the Sculptor Dwarf.
November 3, 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.
Although designated NGC 520, this week's first large-telescope target actually is a pair of interacting galaxies in Pisces that astronomers cataloged as a single object. To find it, look 4.5° west-southwest of magnitude 4.4 Nu (ν) Piscium.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for November 3–10, 2011
Small telescope: Open clusters NGC 381 and NGC 436 in Cassiopeia
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 520
Large telescope: The Sculptor Dwarf
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