Podcast: Night-sky targets for July 17-24, 2009
This week, the Coathanger makes a great object for beginning observers, while globular cluster M22 and the Phantom Streak provide nice targets for telescope owners.
July 17, 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.
Sagittarius boasts five particular clusters that serve as "sugar" for "tea drinkers" observing with binoculars.
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 17-24, 2009
Naked eye: The Coathanger
Small telescope: Globular cluster M22
8-inch or larger telescope: The Phantom Streak
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