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The Southern Pleiades, the Ghost of Jupiter, and dwarf spheroidal galaxy Leo I

March 27–April 3, 2014: The Southern Pleiades (IC 2602) in Carina is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242) in Hydra offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out dwarf spheroidal galaxy Leo 1.
Hydra-west
The spring sky's showpiece planetary nebula, the Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242), lies 1.8° south of Mu (μ) Hydrae.
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 March 27–April 3, 2014
Naked eyes:
The Southern Pleiades (IC 2602)
Small telescope: The Ghost of Jupiter (NGC 3242)
Large telescope: Dwarf spheroidal galaxy Leo I

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