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The Eagle Nebula, the Starfish Cluster, and barred spiral galaxy IC 1296

July 21-28, 2011: The Eagle Nebula and the Starfish Cluster offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out barred spiral galaxy IC 1296.

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To locate the Starfish Cluster (NGC 6544), look 1° southeast of the magnificent Lagoon Nebula (M8) in the constellation Sagittarius.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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.

Targets for July 21-28, 2011

Small telescope: Eagle Nebula
Small telescope: Starfish Cluster
8-inch or larger telescope: Barred spiral galaxy IC 1296

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