Machina Electrica, Cleopatra’s Eye (NGC 1535), and spiral galaxy NGC 1300

December 12–19, 2013: The extinct constellation Machina Electrica is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, Cleopatra's Eye (NGC 1535) in Eridanus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 1300, also in Eridanus.
By | Published: December 12, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Two of this week’s observing targets, Cleopatra’s Eye (NGC 1535) and spiral galaxy NGC 1300, lie within the confines of the constellation Eridanus.
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 December 12–19, 2013
Naked eye:
Machina Electrica
Small telescope: Cleopatra’s Eye
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 1300