By Dave Fuller on 12/22/2013 2:37 PM

NGC 1981 with stars highlightedIf one was looking with a telescope in an star-poor, somewhat sparse region of the galaxy, NGC1981 would be a fantastic sight upon which to stumble. Let's start with where to find this cluster. Look in Orion at the "sword region" of stars and nebulosity. 

The Nightlight

This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.