Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

Open cluster NGC 6250, globular cluster NGC 6284, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684

July 30–August 6, 2015: Open cluster NGC 6250 in Ara offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster NGC 6284 in Ophiuchus and barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684 in Pavo.
Ara
This week's small-telescope target, NGC 6250, lies 3.6° southwest of magnitude 3.3 Eta (η) Scorpii in the constellation Ara the Altar.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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.

Targets for July 30–August 6, 2015

Small telescope:
Open cluster NGC 6250
Large telescope:
Globular cluster NGC 6284
Large telescope:
Barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684

The full text of this article is available to registered users of Astronomy.com. Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on Astronomy.com, please log in below.
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter. View our Privacy Policy.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
RCLP_ASY_0301_mediumrectangle

Untangle the mysteries of our solar system and its moons with this free download.

Find us on Facebook