The Scutum Star Cloud, the Wild Duck Cluster, and Barnard's Galaxy
September 6–13, 2012: The Scutum Star Cloud is a great target for naked-eye observers, the Wild Duck Cluster (M11) in Scutum offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek
out Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822) in Sagittarius.
September 6, 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 Wild Duck Cluster (M11) in Scutum lies nearly 2° southeast of the magnitude 4.2 star Beta (β) Scuti. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for September 6–13, 2012
Naked eye: The Scutum Star Cloud
Small telescope: The Wild Duck Cluster (M11)
Large telescope: Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822)
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