Open cluster NGC 7686, emission nebula NGC 7538, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 7640

October 9–16, 2014: Open cluster NGC 7686 in Andromeda offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula NGC 7538 in Cepheus and barred spiral galaxy NGC 7640 in Andromeda.
By | Published: October 9, 2014 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s first large-telescope target, emission nebula NGC 7538, lies 5° northwest of magnitude 4.9 Tau (τ) Cassiopeiae.
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 9–16, 2014

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 7686
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 7538
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 7640