The Dish Cluster, the Pencil Nebula, and spiral galaxy NGC 2655

February 25–March 3, 2016: The Dish Cluster in Puppis offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Pencil Nebula in Vela and spiral galaxy NGC 2655 in Camelopardalis.
By | Published: February 25, 2016 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The Dish Cluster (NGC 2539) lies in the far northern part of the constellation Puppis.
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 February 25–March 3, 2016

Small telescope: The Dish Cluster (NGC 2539)
Large telescope: The Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736)
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 2655