The Pavo Globular, planetary nebula NGC 6751, and globular cluster NGC 6749

August 16–23, 2012: The Pavo Globular (NGC 6752) offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula NGC 6751 and globular cluster NGC 6749, which both lie in Aquila.
By | Published: August 16, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
You’ll spot one of the sky’s brightest globular clusters — the Pavo Globuarl (NGC 6752) — easily with your naked eyes from a dark site 3.2° northeast of magnitude 4.2 Lambda (λ) Pavonis. Astronomy: Roen Kelly

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objects or events you can see in the sky.

Targets for August 16–23, 2012

Small telescope: The Pavo Globular (NGC 6752)
Large telescope: Planetary nebula NGC 6751
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6749