Astronomy magazine podcast: Three night-sky objects for September 5-11
The Scutum star cloud, the Wild Duck Cluster (M11), and Barnard's Galaxy (NGC6822) are visible in this week's night sky. Senior Editor Michael Bakich helps you spot these targets in this week's podcast.
September 5, 2008
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
In each episode, Michael highlights:
- One object you can see without any optical aid
- One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
- One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope
Targets for September 5-11, 2008
Naked eye: Scutum star cloud
Small telescope: Wild Duck Cluster (M11)
8-inch or larger telescope: Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822)
|You can read the episode's transcript at the Astronomy.com blog. The transcript contains additional links to resources within Astronomy.com to help your observing.|
After you listen to the podcast and try to find the objects, be sure to share your observing experiences with us by leaving a comment at the blog or in the Reader forums.
If you enjoyed this podcast, check out Summer binocular observing with Astronomy Contributing Editor Phil Harrington.
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