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The Northern Jewel Box, globular cluster M12, and the Bug Nebula

July 10–17, 2014: The Northern Jewel Box (NGC 6231) in Scorpius is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, globular cluster M12 in Ophiuchus offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Bug Nebula (NGC 6302) in Scorpius.
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Two of this week's observing targets, the Northern Jewel Box (NGC 6231) and the Bug Nebula (NGC 6302), lie in the constellation Scorpius.
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 10–17, 2014
Naked eye and Binoculars:
The Northern Jewel Box (NGC 6231)
Small telescope: Globular cluster M12
Large telescope: The Bug Nebula (NGC 6302)

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