September 19-26, 2008: Venus, the Dumbbell Nebula, and NGC 7006
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
September 19, 2008
In each episode, Michael highlights:
Don't let trying to find the Dumbbell Nebula, M27, leave you dumbfounded. This finder chart can help you find the sometimes elusive, but always-impressive, target.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
- One object you can see without any optical aid
- One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
- One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope
Targets for September 19-26, 2008
Naked eye: Venus
Small telescope: The Dumbbell Nebula, M27
8-inch or larger telescope: NGC 7006
|You can read the episode's transcript at the Astronomy.com blog. The transcript contains additional links to resources within Astronomy.com to help your observing.|
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