The Pavo Globular, planetary nebula NGC 6751, and globular cluster NGC 6749
August 16–23, 2012: The Pavo Globular (NGC 6752) offers
small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek
out planetary nebula NGC 6751 and globular cluster NGC 6749, which both lie in Aquila.
August 16, 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 spot one of the sky’s brightest globular clusters — the Pavo Globuarl (NGC 6752) — easily with your naked eyes from a dark site 3.2° northeast of magnitude 4.2 Lambda (λ) Pavonis. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for August 16–23, 2012
Small telescope: The Pavo Globular (NGC 6752)
Large telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 6751
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6749
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