Open cluster M29, spiral galaxy NGC 6951, and the Egg Nebula
September 8-15, 2011: Open cluster M29 in Cygnus offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 6951 in Cepheus and the Egg Nebula in Cygnus.
September 8, 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.
To find this week's small-telescope target, open cluster M29 in Cygnus, look 1.8° south of magnitude 2.2 Sadr (Gamma [γ] Cygni).
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for September 8-15, 2011
Small telescope: Open cluster M29
8-inch or larger telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 6951
8-inch or larger telescope: The Egg Nebula
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