Open cluster M41, the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster, and Thor’s Helmet

February 14–21, 2013: It's time to explore Canis Major. Open cluster M41 is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out Thor's Helmet.
By | Published: February 14, 2013
All three observing targets this week lie within the confines of the constellation Canis Major the Great Dog. // 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 14–21, 2013

Naked eye: Open cluster M41
Small telescope: The Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (NGC 2362)
Large telescope: Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359)