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Open cluster NGC 1624, emission nebula NGC 1931, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1964

December 22–29, 2011: Open cluster NGC 1624 in Perseus offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula NGC 1931 in Auriga and barred spiral galaxy NGC 1964 in Lepus.
Perseus
To find open cluster NGC 1624, look 4.6° east-northeast of magnitude 4.1 Mu (μ) Persei, tucked in the far northeastern corner of Perseus.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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.

Targets for December 22–29, 2011

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1624
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 1931
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1964

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