Observing podcast: Barnard's Star, the Emerald Nebula, and the Ink Spot
During the week of September 4-11, 2009, Barnard's Star makes a great object for beginning observers, while the Emerald Nebula and the Ink Spot provide nice targets for telescope owners.
September 3, 2009
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
1 a.m. on June 1; 11 p.m. on July 1; 9 p.m. on August 1. Add one hour for daylight-saving time.
Photo by Roen Kelly
In each episode, Michael highlights:
- One object you can see without any optical aid
- One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
- One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope
Targets for September 4-11, 2009
Naked eye: Barnard's Star
Small telescope: The Emerald Nebula
8-inch or larger telescope: The Ink Spot
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