The constellation Equuleus, globular cluster M72, and spiral galaxy NGC 6946

August 8–15, 2013: The constellation Equuleus is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, globular cluster M72 in Aquarius offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 6946 in Cygnus.
By | Published: August 8, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s small telescope target, globular cluster M72, lies 3.3° southeast of magnitude 3.8 Albali (Epsilon [ε] Aquarii). // 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 August 8–15, 2013

Naked eyes: The constellation Equuleus the Foal
Small telescope: Globular cluster M72
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 6946