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61 Cygni, the Pelican Nebula (IC 5067), and the Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008)

September 12–19, 2013: It's time to explore Cygnus. 61 Cygni is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Pelican Nebula (IC 5067) offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008).
Cygnus
The constellation Cygnus plays host to all three observing targets this week: 61 Cygni, the Pelican Nebula (IC 5067), and the Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008).
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more objects or events you can see in the sky.

Targets for September 12–19, 2013

Naked eyes: 61 Cygni
Small telescope: The Pelican Nebula (IC 5067)
Large telescope: The Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008)

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