Open cluster NGC 6250, globular cluster NGC 6284, and barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684

July 30–August 6, 2015: Open cluster NGC 6250 in Ara offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster NGC 6284 in Ophiuchus and barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684 in Pavo.
By | Published: July 30, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s small-telescope target, NGC 6250, lies 3.6° southwest of magnitude 3.3 Eta (η) Scorpii in the constellation Ara the Altar.
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 30–August 6, 2015

Small telescope:
Open cluster NGC 6250
Large telescope:
Globular cluster NGC 6284
Large telescope:
Barred spiral galaxy NGC 6684