Open cluster M41, the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster, and Thor’s Helmet
February 14–21, 2013: It's time to explore Canis Major. Open cluster M41 is an
for naked-eye observers, the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek
out Thor's Helmet.
February 14, 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 Canis Major the Great Dog. // Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for February 14–21, 2013
Naked eye: Open cluster M41
Small telescope: The Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (NGC 2362)
Large telescope: Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359)
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