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Four open clusters in Scorpius, spiral galaxy NGC 6181, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 6300

June 14–21, 2012: Four open clusters in Scorpius offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 6181 in Hercules and barred spiral NGC 6300 in Ara.
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Spiral galaxy NGC 6181 lies 1.7° south-southeast of magnitude 2.8 Kornephoros (Beta [β] Herculis).
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 June 14–21, 2012

Small telescope: Four open clusters in Scorpius
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 6181
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 6300

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