Open cluster NGC 1907, emission nebula NGC 1962, and spiral galaxy NGC 1832
December 29, 2011–January 5, 2012: Open cluster NGC 1907 in Auriga offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula NGC 1962 in Dorado and spiral galaxy NGC 1832 in Lepus.
December 29, 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.
To find open NGC 1907, look 0.8° north of magnitude 5.1 Phi (φ) Aurigae. The open cluster shines at magnitude 8.2 and measures 6' in diameter.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for December 29, 2011–January 5, 2012
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1907
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 1962
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 1832
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