Globular clusters M55 and M71, the Little Gem, and the Blinking Planetary

August 23–30, 2012: The globular clusters M55 in Sagittarius and M71 in Sagitta offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Little Gem (NGC 6818) in Sagittarius and the Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826) in Cygnus.
By | Published: August 23, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The famous Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826) in Cygnus the Swan lies 2.6° southeast of the magnitude 3.8 star Iota (ι) Cygni. Astronomy: Roen Kelly

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Targets for August 23–30, 2012

Small telescope: Globular clusters M55 and M71
Large telescope: The Little Gem (NGC 6818)
Large telescope: The Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826)