Podcast: Night-sky targets for August 14-21, 2009
This week, the constellation Equuleus makes a great object for beginning observers, while the globular cluster M72 and the spiral galaxy NGC 6946 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
August 13, 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.
Southwestern Aquarius boasts two Messier objects, but its deep-sky highlight is NGC 7009.
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 August 14-21, 2009
Naked eye: The constellation Equuleus
Small telescope: Globular cluster M72
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 6946
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