The Silver Nugget Cluster, globular cluster NGC 6946, and the Cat’s Eye Nebula
July 7-14, 2011: The Silver Nugget Cluster and globular cluster NGC 6946 offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Cat’s Eye Nebula.
July 7, 2011
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. 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 targets — the Silver Nugget Cluster and globular cluster NGC 6946 — both reside in the constellation Scorpius.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for July 7-14, 2011
Small telescope: Silver Nugget Cluster
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6946
8-inch or larger telescope: Cat’s Eye Nebula
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