The stars Algedi and Dabih, M73, and Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula

August 15–22, 2013: The stars Algedi and Dabih in Capricornus are excellent targets for naked-eye and binocular observers, M73 in Aquarius offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out Gyulbudaghian's Nebula in Cepheus.
By | Published: August 15, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s small telescope target, M73, lies not quite 3° west-southwest of magnitude 4.5 Nu (ν) 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 August 15–22, 2013

Naked eyes: The stars Algedi (Alpha [α] Capricorni) and Dabih (Beta [β] Capricorni)
Small telescope: M73
Large telescope: Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula