Twin stars Castor and Pollux, the 9–12 Geminorum Cluster, and the Eskimo Nebula

January 17–24, 2013: It's time to explore Gemini. Twin stars Castor and Pollux are excellent targets for naked-eye observers, the 9–12 Geminorum Cluster offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392).
By | Published: January 17, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
All three observing targets this week lie within the confines of the constellation Gemini the Twins. 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 17–24, 2013

Naked eye: Twin stars Castor and Pollux
Small telescope: The 9–12 Geminorum Cluster
Large telescope: The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)