Open cluster NGC 7243, the double star Delta Cephei, and spiral galaxy NGC 7332

October 2–8, 2014: Open cluster NGC 7243 in Lacerta and the double star Delta Cephei both offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 7332 in Pegasus.
By | Published: October 2, 2014 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s first small-telescope target, open cluster NGC 7243, lies 2.6° west of magnitude 3.8 Alpha (α) Lacertae.
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 October 2–9, 2014

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 7243
Small telescope: Delta (δ) Cephei
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 7332