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Observing podcast: Constellation Corona Borealis, globular cluster M9, and the Lobster Nebula

August 5-12, 2010: The constellation Corona Borealis makes a nice target for beginning observers, while globular cluster M9 and the Lobster Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
Updated Scorpius
Look for the novae in Scorpius, in the southern sky, before dawn.
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 August 5-12, 2010
    Naked eye: Constellation Corona Borealis
    Small telescope: globular cluster M9
    8-inch or larger telescope: Lobster Nebula

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