Observing podcast: Comet McNaught, the Ghost Globular, and galaxy cluster Abell 2065
June 10-17, 2010: Comet McNaught is a nice target for beginners, while the Ghost Globular and galaxy cluster Abell 2065 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
June 10, 2010
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.
Watch a naked-eye comet, C/2009 R1 (McNaught), glide through
Perseus in mid-June. Comet McNaught’s brightness should peak above naked-eye visibility from a dark site. It also will sport a lengthy tail that points north.
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 June 10-17, 2010
Naked eye: Comet McNaught
Small telescope: Ghost Globular
8-inch or larger telescope: Galaxy cluster Abell 2065
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