Twin stars Castor and Pollux, the 9–12 Geminorum Cluster, and the Eskimo Nebula
January 17–24, 2013: It's time to explore Gemini. Twin stars Castor and Pollux are
for naked-eye observers, the 9–12 Geminorum Cluster offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek
out the Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392).
January 17, 2013
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.
All three observing targets this week lie within the confines of the constellation Gemini the Twins. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for January 17–24, 2013
Naked eye: Twin stars Castor and Pollux
Small telescope: The 9–12 Geminorum Cluster
Large telescope: The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)
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