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The Lagoon Nebula, the Trifid Nebula, and the Southern Whirlpool Galaxy

July 24–31, 2014: The Lagoon Nebula (M8) in Sagittarius is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Trifid Nebula (M20), also in Sagittarius, offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Whirlpool Galaxy (M83) in Hydra.
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Two of this week's observing targets, the Lagoon Nebula (M8) and the Trifid Nebula (M20), lie 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 24–31, 2014
Naked eye and Binoculars:
The Lagoon Nebula (M8)
Small telescope: The Trifid Nebula (M20)
Large telescope: The Southern Whirlpool Galaxy (M83)

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