Globular cluster NGC 6397, emission nebula NGC 6559, and globular cluster NGC 6287
June 28–July 5, 2012: Globular cluster NGC 6397 in Ara offers
small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek
out emission nebula NGC 6559 in Sagittarius and globular cluster NGC 6287 in Ophiuchus.
June 28, 2012
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.
You’ll find NGC 6397, the sky's fourth-brightest globular cluster, 2.9° northeast of magnitude 2.9 Beta (β) Arae or 0.9° north-northeast of magnitude 5.3 Pi (π) Arae. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for June 28–July 5, 2012
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6397
Large telescope: Emission nebula NGC 6559
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6287
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