The Snow Collar Galaxy (NGC 1291), planetary nebula NGC 1360, and Hind’s Variable Nebula (NGC 1555)

December 18–25, 2014: The Snow Collar Galaxy (NGC 1291) in Eridanus and planetary nebula NGC 1360 in Fornax offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC 1555) in Taurus.
By | Published: December 18, 2014 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

This week’s two small-telescope targets, the Snow Collar Galaxy (NGC 1291) and planetary nebula NGC 1360, lie in adjacent constellations, Eridanus and Fornax, respectively.

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 18–25, 2014

Small telescope: The Snow Collar Galaxy (NGC 1291)
Small telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 1360
Large telescope: Hind’s Variable Nebula (NGC 1555)