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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.
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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
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 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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