The Dolphin’s Diamonds, the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), and the Blue Flash Nebula (NGC 6905)

September 26–October 3, 2013: The Dolphin's Diamonds in Delphinus is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) in Aquarius offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Blue Flash Nebula (NGC 6905) in Delphinus.
By | Published: September 26, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
You’ll find this week’s small-telescope target, the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) 1.2° west of magnitude 5.2 Upsilon (υ) Aquarii.
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 September 26–October 3, 2013

Naked eyes: The Dolphin’s Diamonds
Small telescope: The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)
Large telescope: The Blue Flash Nebula (NGC 6905)