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The Eagle Nebula (M16), the Starfish Cluster (NGC 6544), and barred spiral galaxy IC 1296

July 16–23, 2015: The Eagle Nebula (M16) in Serpens and the Starfish Cluster (NGC 6544) in Sagittarius offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out barred spiral galaxy IC 1296 in Lyra.
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This week's first small-telescope target, the Eagle Nebula (M16), lies in Serpens 2.6° west-northwest 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 or more objects or events you can see in the sky.

Targets for July 16–23, 2015

Small telescope:
The Eagle Nebula (M16)
Small telescope:
The Starfish Cluster (NGC 6544)
Large telescope:
Barred spiral galaxy IC 1296

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