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Observing podcast: A partial lunar eclipse, the double star Nu Scorpii, and galaxy cluster Abell 2151

June 24-July 1, 2010: A partial lunar eclipse is a nice target for beginning observers, while double star Nu Scorpii and galaxy cluster Abell 2151 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
Finder chart for Scorpius objects
Through 4-inch and larger scopes, and with magnifications above 150x, you'll see Nu Scorpii as a double-double star.
Roen Kelly
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 June 24-July 1, 2010
    Naked eye: Partial lunar eclipse
    Small telescope: Double star Nu Scorpii
    8-inch or larger telescope: Galaxy cluster Abell 2151


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