Barnard’s Star, the Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572), and the Ink Spot (B86)

August 29–September 5, 2013: Barnard's Star in Ophiuchus is an excellent target for binocular observers, the Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572) in Ophiuchus offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Ink Spot (B86) in Sagittarius.
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The constellation Ophiuchus is home to two of this week’s targets — Barnard’s Star and the Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572). // 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 August  29–September 5, 2013

Binoculars: Barnard’s Star
Small telescope: The Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572)
Large telescope: The Ink Spot (B86)