The constellation Delphinus, the Double Double, and the Blue Snowball

September 13–20, 2012: The constellation Delphinus is a great target for naked-eye observers, the Double Double in Lyra offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Blue Snowball (NGC 7662) in Andromeda.
By | Published: September 13, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
About 15° to the east-northeast of the bright star Altair in Aquila, you’ll find a small group of four medium-bright stars that looks like a crooked box — the small constellation Delphinus the Dolphin. 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 13–20, 2012

Naked eye: The constellation Delphinus the Dolphin
Small telescope: The Double Double (Epsilon [ε] Lyrae)
Large telescope: The Blue Snowball (NGC 7662) in Andromeda