The double star Alnitak, open cluster NGC 1817, and the Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501)

January 3–10, 2013: The double star Alnitak in Orion is an excellent target for naked-eye   and binocular observers, open cluster NGC 1817 in Taurus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501) in Camelopardalis.
By | Published: January 3, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s large-telescope target, the Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501), lies 6.9° west of magnitude 4.0 Beta (β) Camelopardalis. 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 January 3–10, 2013

Naked eye: The double star Alnitak
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 1817
Large telescope: The Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501)