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The Belt of Venus, the Magic Carpet Nebula (NGC 7027), and emission nebula IC 1396

September 5–12, 2013: The Belt of Venus is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, the Magic Carpet Nebula (NGC 7027) in Cygnus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out emission nebula IC 1396 in Cepheus.
RELATED TOPICS: NEBULAE | ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA
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This week's larget telescope target, IC 1396 in Cepheus, is one of the sky's biggest emission nebulae. // Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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Targets for September 5–12, 2013

Naked eyes: The Belt of Venus
Small telescope: The Magic Carpet Nebula (NGC 7027)
Large telescope: Emission nebula IC 1396

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