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The constellation Canis Major, open cluster NGC 2169, and the Dusty Hand Galaxy (NGC 2146)

January 23–30, 2014: The constellation Canis Major the Great Dog is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster NGC 2169 in Orion offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Dusty Hand Galaxy (NGC 2146) in Camelopardalis.
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This week's naked-eye target, Canis Major, is the sixth-brightest constellation in the night sky.
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 23–30, 2014
Naked eyes:
The constellation Canis Major
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 2169
Large telescope: The Dusty Hand Galaxy (NGC 2146)

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