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The Omega Nebula, Graff’s Cluster, and planetary nebula IC 1295

July 31–August 7, 2014: The Omega Nebula (M17) in Sagittarius and Graff’s Cluster (IC 4756) in Serpens offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula IC 1295 in Scutum.

RELATED TOPICS: OPEN CLUSTERS | PLANETARY NEBULAE
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The Omega Nebula (M17), one of this week's small-telescope targets, lies 2.6° southwest of magnitude 4.7 Gamma (γ) Scuti.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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.

Targets for July 31–August 7, 2014

Small telescope: Omega Nebula (M17)
Small telescope: Graff’s Cluster (IC 4756)
8-inch or larger telescope: Planetary nebula IC 1295

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