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Podcast: Night-sky targets for August 28-September 4, 2009

This week, the star Thuban makes a great object for beginning observers, while the Hercules Cluster and the Veil Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
Thuban in the constellation Draco
Thuban in the constellation Draco
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.

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 28-September 4, 2009
    Naked eye: Thuban
    Small telescope: The Hercules Cluster
    8-inch or larger telescope: The Veil Nebula


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