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The Eta Carinae Nebula, spiral galaxy M95, and the Gamma Leonis Group

April 3–10, 2014: The Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372) in Carina is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, spiral galaxy M95 in Leo offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Gamma Leonis Group.
RELATED TOPICS: EMISSION NEBULAE | GALAXIES
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The sky's most spectacular emission nebula, the Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372) lies in the southern constellation Carina the Keel 4.5° due north of magnitude 2.7 Theta (θ) Carinae.
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 April 3–10, 2014
Naked eyes:
The Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372)
Small telescope: Spiral galaxy M95
Large telescope: The Gamma Leonis Group

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