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Lesson Tag: Camelopardalis

NGC 1501, The Oyster Nebula

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 1501 Planetary Nebula 04h 07m 13s +60° 55′ 03″ Camelopardalis +11.9 0.9×0.8 arcmins Overview This planetary nebula is very much in the same neck of the woods as the Kemble’s Cascade asterism (featured last month) and the open cluster NGC 1502, which is this month’s first …

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Kemble’s Cascade, Asterism

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size Kemble’s Cascade Spiral Galaxy 03h 59m 03s +62° 54′ 00″ Camelopardalis n/a 150 x 15arcmins Overview We’re starting our December 2021 challenges with a pretty little asterism. On the face of it, Kemble’s Cascade sounds quite plain. The asterism is a straight line! But that doesn’t tell …

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Caldwell 5, Spiral Galaxy

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size Caldwell 5 (IC 342) Spiral Galaxy 03h 46m 49s +68° 05′ 46″ Camelopardalis +8.5 19.8 x 18.8 arcmins Overview Make no mistake, this is a challenging object to find! You might look at the table above, see that it shines at magnitude 8.5, and think “that’s quite …

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