Open cluster NGC 6709, the Chandelier Cluster, and irregular galaxy NGC 6745
August 9–16, 2012: Open cluster NGC 6709 in Aquila offers
small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek
out the Chandelier Cluster (NGC 6723) in Sagittarius and irregular galaxy NGC 6745 in Lyra.
August 9, 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.
The magnitude 12.3 irregular galaxy NGC 6745 lies 2.8° northwest of magnitude 4.4 Eta (η) Lyrae. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for August 9–16, 2012
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 6709
Large telescope: The Chandelier Cluster (NGC 6723)
Large telescope: Irregular galaxy NGC 6745
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