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Open cluster NGC 1857, the Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514), and dark nebula Barnard 29

December 26, 2013–January 2, 2014: Open cluster NGC 1857 in Auriga and the Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514) in Taurus offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the dark nebula Barnard 29 in Auriga.

Auriga
Two of this week's observing targets, open cluster NGC 1857 and dark nebula Barnard 29, lie in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer.
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 26, 2013–January 2, 2014 
Small telescope: 
Open cluster NGC 1857
Small telescopeThe Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514)
Large telescope: Dark nebula Barnard 29

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