Five open clusters in Monoceros
January 19–26, 2012: Open clusters NGC 2286, NGC 2302, NGC 2311, NGC 2324, and NGC 2335 are all visible through even a 4-inch telescope, and all lie in the same constellation — Monoceros the Unicorn.
January 19, 2012
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more objects or events you can see in the sky.
This week, search out five different open clusters in Monoceros the Unicorn.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for January 19–26, 2012
Small telescope: Open clusters NGC 2286, NGC 2302, NGC 2311, NGC 2324, and NGC 2335 in Monoceros
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