Open cluster NGC 6250, globular cluster NGC 6284, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684
July 26–August 2, 2012: Open cluster NGC 6250 in Ara offers
small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek
out globular cluster NGC 6284 in Ophiuchus and barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684 in Pavo.
July 26, 2012
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a
master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more
objects or events you can see in the sky.
This modest open cluster NGC 6250 lies 3.6° southwest of magnitude 3.3 Eta (η) Scorpii in the constellation Ara the Altar. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for July 26–August 2, 2012
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 6250
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6284
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684
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