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Winter observing targets for large telescopes

Astronomy magazine Editor David J. Eicher highlights the deep-sky objects you can see this winter using a large telescope. Targets include the Little Dumbbell Nebula, Galaxy IC 10, The Double Cluster (NGC 869 and NGC 884), California Nebula, and more!
RELATED TOPICS: DEEP-SKY OBSERVING | GALAXIES | NEBULAE
Welcome to "Winter observing targets for large telescopes." In this video, Astronomy magazine Editor David J. Eicher discusses 10 of his favorite wintertime deep-sky objects, with suggestions for viewing them.

What's a large telescope? The notion of what's big changes from observer to observer, but generally speaking, any scope of more than 10 inches' aperture is still considered to be a big one. Although several of the following objects are easily visible in scopes smaller than 12 inches, Dave tailors his remarks about them with large scopes in mind.

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