Open cluster NGC 6604, globular cluster NGC 6366, and spiral galaxy NGC 6744

August 2–9, 2012: Open cluster NGC 6604 in Serpens Cauda offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster NGC 6366 in Ophiuchus and  spiral galaxy NGC 6744 in Pavo.
By | Published: August 2, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The magnitude 8.9 globular cluster NGC 6366 lies 3.9° northwest of magnitude 4.6 Mu (μ) Ophiuchi. 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 2–9, 2012

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 6604
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6366
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 6744