Machina Electrica, Cleopatra’s Eye (NGC 1535), and spiral galaxy NGC 1300
December 12–19, 2013: The extinct constellation Machina Electrica is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, Cleopatra's Eye (NGC 1535) in Eridanus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 1300, also in Eridanus.
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Targets for December 12–19, 2013
Spiral galaxy NGC 1300