Podcast: Night-sky targets for August 21-28, 2009
This week, the stars Algedi and Dabih and make a great target for beginning observers, while M73 and Gyulbudaghian's Nebula provide nice targets for telescope owners.
August 20, 2009
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
Aquarious and Capricornus present deep-sky objects and two planets to put your binocular prowess to the test.
Photo by Astronomy:Roen Kelly
In each episode, Michael highlights:
- One object you can see without any optical aid
- One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
- One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope
Targets for August 21-28, 2009
Naked eye: Stars Algedi and Dabih
Small telescope: M73
8-inch or larger telescope: Gyulbudaghian's Nebula
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