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Globular cluster M28, open cluster M25, and planetary nebula NGC 6781

August 25-September 1, 2011: Globular cluster M28 and open cluster M25 in Sagittarius offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 6781 in Aquila.

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You can find this week's first small-telescope target, globular cluster M28, 1° northwest of magnitude 2.8 Lambda (λ) Sagittarii.
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 August 25-September 1, 2011

Small telescope: Globular cluster M28
Small telescope: Open cluster M25
8-inch or larger telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 6781

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