The Hyades star cluster, open cluster M37, and the galaxy NGC 1275

December 13–20, 2012: The Hyades star cluster in Taurus is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster M37 in Auriga offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the galaxy NGC 1275 in Perseus.
By | Published: December 13, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
M37 is the richest open cluster of three such targets in the constellation Auriga. 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 December 13–20, 2012

Naked eye: The Hyades star cluster
Small telescope: Open cluster M37
Large telescope: The galaxy NGC 1275