Observing podcast: Constellation Vulpecula, globular cluster M30, and the Iris Nebula
September 25-October 2, 2009, the constellation Vulpecula makes a great object for beginning observers, while the globular cluster M30 and the Iris Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
September 24, 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.
Don't let trying to find the Dumbbell Nebula, M27, leave you dumbfounded. This finder chart can help you find the sometimes elusive, but always-impressive, target.
Photo by Astronomy: 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 25-October 2, 2009
Naked eye: Constellation Vulpecula
Small telescope: Globular cluster M30
8-inch or larger telescope: Iris Nebula
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