Open cluster NGC 6709, the Chandelier Cluster, and irregular galaxy NGC 6745

August 9–16, 2012: Open cluster NGC 6709 in Aquila offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Chandelier Cluster (NGC 6723) in Sagittarius and irregular galaxy NGC 6745 in Lyra.
By | Published: August 9, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The magnitude 12.3 irregular galaxy NGC 6745 lies 2.8° northwest of magnitude 4.4 Eta (η) Lyrae. Astronomy: Roen Kelly

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Targets for August 9–16, 2012

Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 6709
Large telescope: The Chandelier Cluster (NGC 6723)
Large telescope: Irregular galaxy NGC 6745