Podcast: Night-sky targets for July 24-31, 2009
This week, Barnard's E makes a great object for beginning observers, while the Double Double and the globular cluster NGC 6717 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
July 23, 2009
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.
This week's small telescope target is the Double Double in Lyra the Harp, and it will surprise you through a small telescope.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
In each episode, Michael highlights:
- 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 July 24-31, 2009
Naked eye: Barnard's E
Small telescope: The Double Double
8-inch or larger telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6717
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