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The Pleiades star cluster (M45), open cluster M34, and the Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76)

November 8–15, 2012: The Pleiades star cluster (M45) in Taurus is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster M34 in Perseus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76) in Perseus.
Perseus
Two of the three objects this week — open cluster M34 and the Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76) — lie within the confines of the constellation Perseus the Hero. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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.

Targets for November 8–15, 2012

Naked eye: The Pleiades star cluster (M45)
Small telescope: Open cluster M34
Large telescope: The Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76)

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