The Alpha Persei Association, open cluster M103, and spiral galaxy IC 342
November 15–22, 2012: The Alpha Persei Association is an excellent target
for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster M103 in Cassiopeia offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy IC 342 in Camelopardalis.
November 15, 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.
The magnitude 7.4 open cluster M103 lies 1° east-northeast of magnitude 2.7 Delta (δ) Cassiopeiae. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for November 15–22, 2012
Naked eye: The Alpha Persei Association
Small telescope: Open cluster M103
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy IC 342
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