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The constellation Columba, globular cluster NGC 1851, and spiral galaxy NGC 1808

February 28–March 7, 2013: It's time to explore Columba. The constellation is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, globular cluster NGC 1851 offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 1808.

Columba
All three observing targets this week lie within the confines of the constellation Columba the Dove. // 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 February 28–March 7, 2013

Naked eye: The constellation Columba the Dove
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 1851
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 1808

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