The Tarantula Nebula, barred spiral galaxy NGC 2188, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1744
January 5–12, 2012: The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out barred spiral galaxy NGC 2188 in Columba and barred sprial NGC 1744 in Lepus.
January 5, 2012
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.
One of the most popular southern sky targets, the Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) spans nearly 1,000 light-years.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for January 5–12, 2012
Small telescope: The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070)
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 2188
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1744
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