The constellation Sagitta, the Mu Normae Cluster (NGC 6169), and combination object NGC 6188/6193

August 1–8, 2013: The constellation Sagitta is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Mu Normae Cluster (NGC 6169) offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out combination object NGC 6188/6193 in Ara.
By | Published: August 1, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Although Sagitta the Arrow is one of the tiniest constellations, it ranks much higher in overall brightness. // 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 1–8, 2013

Naked eyes: The constellation Sagitta the Arrow
Small telescope: The Mu Normae Cluster (NGC 6169)
Large telescope: Combination object NGC 6188/6193