Open cluster NGC 7209, the Cocoon Nebula, and the Spare Tire Nebula
September 20–27, 2012: Open cluster NGC 7209 in Lacerta and the Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) in Cygnus offer
small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek
out the Spare Tire Nebula (IC 5148) in Grus.
September 20, 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.
Locate open cluster NGC 7209 in a rich star field 5.8° southwest of magnitude 3.8 Alpha (α) Lacertae.Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for September 20–27, 2012
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 7209 in Lacerta
Small telescope: The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) in Cygnus
Large telescope: The Spare Tire Nebula (IC 5148) in Grus
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