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The Stinging Scorpion (NGC 2451), open cluster M93, and the Albino Butterfly (NGC 2440)

February 6–13, 2014: It's time to explore Puppis. The Stinging Scorpion (NGC 2451) is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster M93 offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Albino Butterfly (NGC 2440).
RELATED TOPICS: OPEN CLUSTERS | PLANETARY NEBULAE
Puppis
The constellation Puppis hosts all three observing targets this week: the Stinging Scorpion (NGC 2451), open cluster M93, and the Albino Butterfly (NGC 2440).
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 February 6–13, 2014
Binoculars:
The Stinging Scorpion (NGC 2451)
Small telescope: Open cluster (M93)
Large telescope: The Albino Butterfly (NGC 2440)

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