Podcast: Night-sky targets for July 10-17, 2009
This week, the Teapot of Sagittarius makes a great object for beginning observers, while M4 and the Snake Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
July 9, 2009
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.
Positioned above the Teapot, M20 and M21 are easily locatred by following the "steam" rising from the asterism's spout.
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 July 10-17, 2009
Naked eye: The Teapot of Sagittarius
Small telescope: Globular cluster M4
8-inch or larger telescope: The Snake Nebula
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