Open cluster NGC 1545, emission nebula IC 2087, and spiral galaxy NGC 1566

December 11–18, 2014: Open cluster NGC 1545 in Perseus offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula IC 2087 in Taurus and spiral galaxy NGC 1566 in Dorado.
By | Published: December 11, 2014 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s second large-telescope target, spiral galaxy NGC 1566, lies 2° west of Alpha (α) Doradus.
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 11–18, 2014

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1545
Large telescope: Emission nebula IC 2087
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 1566