The Golden Earring, planetary nebula NGC 2867, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109
March 8–March 15, 2012: The Golden Earring (NGC 2547) in Vela offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 2867 in Carina and barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109 in Hydra.
March 8, 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.
Large-telescope target barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109 lies 7.2° northwest of magnitude 4.3 Alpha (α) Antliae.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for March 8–15, 2012
Small telescope: The Golden Earring (NGC 2547)
Large telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 2867
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 3109
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