Barnard’s E, the Double Double, and globular cluster NGC 6717

July 18–25, 2013: Barnard's E in Aquila is an excellent target for binocular observers, the Double Double in Lyra offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster NGC 6717 in Sagittarius.
By | Published: July 18, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s small telescope target is the Double Double (Epsilon [ε] Lyrae) in Lyra the Harp. As the name indicates, Epsilon is a pair of double stars that lie close together. // 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 18–25, 2013

Binoculars: Barnard’s E
Small telescope: The Double Double
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6717