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The constellation Corona Borealis, globular cluster M9, and the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357)

August 7–14, 2014: The constellation Corona Borealis is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, globular cluster M9 in Ophiuchus offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357) in Scorpius.
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This week's large-telescope target, the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357), lies 3.3° north-northwest of magnitude 1.6 Shaula (Lambda [λ] Scorpii).
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 August 7–14, 2014
Naked eye and Binoculars:
Corona Borealis
Small telescope: Globular cluster M9
Large telescope: The Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357)

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