The constellation Lacerta, the Pinwheel Galaxy (M33), and Mirach’s Ghost (NGC 404)

November 1–8, 2012: The constellation Lacerta is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, the Pinwheel Galaxy (M33) in Triangulum offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out Mirach's Ghost (NGC 404) in Andromeda.
By | Published: November 1, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Lacerta the Lizard contains none of the 200 brightest stars, no named star, no meteor shower, and no Messier object. It does contain one notable deep-sky object: open cluster NGC 7243. Astronomy: Roen Kelly

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Targets for November 1–8, 2012

Naked eye: The constellation Lacerta the Lizard
Small telescope: The Pinwheel Galaxy (M33)
Large telescope: Mirach’s Ghost (NGC 404)