Two open clusters in Perseus, emission nebula NGC 1491, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512
December 1–8, 2011: Two open clusters in Perseus offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula NGC 1491 in Perseus and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 in Horologium.
December 1, 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 locate emission nebula NGC 1491, point your scope 1.1° north-northwest of Lambda (λ) Persei. A 10-inch telescope equipped with a nebula filter clearly shows NGC 1491’s bright fan shape.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for December 1–8, 2011
Small telescope: Open clusters NGC 1444 and NGC 1513 in Perseus
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 1491 in Perseus
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 in Horologium
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