Podcast: Night-sky targets for July 3-10, 2009
This week, the False Comet makes a great object for beginning observers, while open cluster M23 and globular cluster M69 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
July 2, 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.
Tour M8's neighborhood on a clear August night using this finder chart.
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 3-10, 2009
Naked eye: The False Comet
Small telescope: Open cluster M23
8-inch or larger telescope: Globular cluster M69
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