The constellation Vulpecula, globular cluster M30, and the Iris Nebula (NGC 7023)

September 19–26, 2013: The constellation Vulpecula is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, globular cluster M30 in Capricornus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Iris Nebula (NGC 7023) in Cepheus.
By | Published: September 19, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s large-telescope target, the Iris Nebula (NGC 7023), lies 3.4° southwest of magnitude 3.2 Alfirk (Beta [β] Cephei).
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 September 19–26, 2013

Naked eyes: The constellation Vulpecula
Small telescope: Globular cluster M30
Large telescope: The Iris Nebula (NGC 7023)