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Hind’s Crimson Star, the Pirate Moon Cluster, and the Embryo Nebula

December 19–26, 2013: Hind's Crimson Star in Lepus is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, the Pirate Moon Cluster (NGC 1647) in Taurus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Embryo Nebula (NGC 1333) in Perseus.
Lepus
This week's naked-eye target, Hind's Crimson Star (R Leporis), lies near Lepus' border with Eridanus. You'll find it 3.5° west-northwest of magnitude 3.3 Mu (μ) Leporis.
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 19–26, 2013
Naked eye:
Hind's Crimson Star (R Leporis)
Small telescope: The Pirate Moon Cluster (NGC 1647)
Large telescope: The Embryo Nebula (NGC 1333)

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