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The Andromeda Galaxy (M31), open cluster NGC 188, and planetary nebula NGC 246

October 24–31, 2013: The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster NGC 188 in Cepheus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 246 in Cetus.
Andromeda
This week's naked-eye object is one of the most famous of all sky-treats — the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). It gets its familiar name from the northern constellation where it resides, Andromeda the Princess.
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 October 24–31, 2013

Naked eyes: The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 188
Large telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 246

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