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The double star Adhara, globular cluster NGC 2298, and Hubble’s Variable Nebula (NGC 2261)

January 30–February 6, 2014: The double star Adhara in Canis Major and globular cluster NGC 2298 in Puppis both offer small-telescope owners stunning views, while large-telescope owners can seek out Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261) in Monoceros.
Monoceros
This week's large-telescope target, Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261) lies 2° northeast of the magnitude 4.5 star 13 Monocerotis.
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 January 30–February 6, 2014
Small telescope:
Double star Adhara (Epsilon [ε] Canis Majoris)
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 2298
Large telescope: Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261)

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