Two nice stars in Lyra, globular cluster M70, and planetary nebula NGC 6742
August 4-11, 2011: Two nice stars in Lyra and globular cluster M70 offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 6742.
August 4, 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.
This week’s first small-telescope target is a pair of stars worthy of a look that lie in the constellation Lyra the Harp —Zeta (ζ) and Beta [β] Lyrae.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for August 4-11, 2011
Small telescope: Two nice stars in Lyra
Small telescope: Globular cluster M70
8-inch or larger telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 6742
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