The Small Sagittarius Star Cloud, open cluster NGC 6738, and dark nebula Bernes 157

July 25–August 1, 2013: The Small Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24) is an excellent target for binocular observers, open cluster NGC 6738 in Aquila offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out dark nebula Bernes 157 in Corona Australis.
By | Published: July 25, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s binocular target, the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud, lies 3° north of magnitude 3.8 Mu (μ) Sagittarii. // 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 July 25–August 1, 2013

Binoculars: The Small Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24)
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 6738
Large telescope: Dark nebula Bernes 157