Observing podcast: The Boötid meteor shower, the double star Graffias, and Seyfert's Sextet
June 17-24, 2010: The Boötid meteor shower is a nice event for all observers, while the double star Graffias and Seyfert's Sextet provide nice targets for telescope owners.
June 17, 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.
The Boötid meteor shower could put on a nice show June 23, although the meteors must contend with moonlight.
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 17-24, 2010
Naked eye: Boötid meteor shower
Small telescope: Double star Graffias
8-inch or larger telescope: Seyfert's Sextet
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