The Kids asterism, Pazmino’s Cluster, and the Flaming Star Nebula

December 20–27, 2012: The Kids asterism in Auriga is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, Pazmino's Cluster (Stock 23) in Camelopardalis offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) in Auriga.
By | Published: December 20, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The constellation Auriga is home to two of this week’s observing targets: The Kids asterism and the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405). 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 20–27, 2012

Naked eye: The Kids asterism
Small telescope: Pazmino’s Cluster (Stock 23)
Large telescope: The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405)