Observing podcast: Open cluster M25, the Black Swallowtail Butterfly Cluster, and the Lost in Space Galaxy
August 19-26, 2010: Open cluster M25 makes a nice target for beginning observers, while the Black Swallowtail Butterfly Cluster and the Lost in Space Galaxy provide nice targets for telescope owners.
August 19, 2010
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 August 19-26, 2010
Naked eye: Open cluster M25
Small telescope: Black Swallowtail Butterfly Cluster
8-inch or larger telescope: Lost in Space Galaxy
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