The Hyades star cluster, open cluster M37, and the galaxy NGC 1275
December 13–20, 2012: The Hyades star cluster in Taurus is an excellent target
for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster M37 in Auriga offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the galaxy NGC 1275 in Perseus.
December 13, 2012
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.
M37 is the richest open cluster of three such targets in the constellation Auriga. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for December 13–20, 2012
Naked eye: The Hyades star cluster
Small telescope: Open cluster M37
Large telescope: The galaxy NGC 1275
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