Globular clusters M55 and M71, the Little Gem, and the Blinking Planetary
August 23–30, 2012: The globular clusters M55 in Sagittarius and M71 in Sagitta offer
small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek
out the Little Gem (NGC 6818) in Sagittarius and the Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826) in Cygnus.
August 23, 2012
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a
master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more
objects or events you can see in the sky.
The famous Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826) in Cygnus the Swan lies 2.6° southeast of the magnitude 3.8 star Iota (ι) Cygni. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for August 23–30, 2012
Small telescope: Globular clusters M55 and M71
Large telescope: The Little Gem (NGC 6818)
Large telescope: The Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826)
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