Observing podcast: Constellation Sagitta, the Mu Normae Cluster, and combination object NGC 6188 and NGC 6193
July 29-August 5, 2010: The constellation Sagitta makes a nice target for beginning observers, while Mu Normae Cluster and NGC 6188 and NGC 6193 provide nice targets for telescope owners.
July 29, 2010
ach 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.
Sagitta offers challenges for beginning and advanced binocular observers. This finder chart will help you target some of the objects lurking around the arrow.
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 29-August 5, 2010
Naked eye: Constellation Sagitta
Small telescope: Mu Normae Cluster
8-inch or larger telescope: Combination object NGC 6188 and NGC 6193
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