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Globular cluster NGC 6541, planetary nebula NGC 6563, and irregular galaxy IC 4662

July 5–12, 2012: Globular cluster NGC 6541 in Corona Australis offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 6563 in Sagittarius and irregular galaxy IC 4662 in Pavo.
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To locate the planetary nebula NGC 6563, point your telescope 2.5° west of magnitude 1.8 Kaus Australis (Epsilon [ε] Sagittarii). 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 July 5–12, 2012

Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6541
Large telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 6563
Large telescope: Irregular galaxy IC 4662

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