Globular cluster M28, open cluster M25, and planetary nebula NGC 6781
August 25-September 1, 2011: Globular cluster M28 and open cluster M25 in Sagittarius offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 6781 in Aquila.
August 25, 2011
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
You can find this week's first small-telescope target, globular cluster M28, 1° northwest of magnitude 2.8 Lambda (λ) Sagittarii.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for August 25-September 1, 2011
Small telescope: Globular cluster M28
Small telescope: Open cluster M25
8-inch or larger telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 6781
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