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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.
Boötid meteor shower June 2010
The Boötid meteor shower could put on a nice show June 23, although the meteors must contend with moonlight.
Astronomy: 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 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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