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Open cluster M26, globular cluster M56, and spiral galaxy IC 4808

August 21–28, 2014: Open cluster M26 in Scutum offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster M56 in Lyra and spiral galaxy IC 4808 in Corona Australis.
Lyra
This week's first large-telescope target, globular cluster M56, lies about halfway between Beta (β) Cygni and Gamma (γ) Lyrae.
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 21–28, 2014

Small telescope: Open cluster M26
Large telescope: Globular cluster M56
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy IC 4808

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