The Teapot of Sagittarius, globular cluster M4, and the Snake Nebula (B72)

July 4–11, 2013: The Teapot of Sagittarius is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, globular cluster M4 in Scorpius offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Snake Nebula (Barnard 72) in Ophiuchus.
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Amateur astronomers created the asterism the Teapot of Sagittarius because the constellation is so big and doesn’t exactly resemble an Archer. // 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 4–11, 2013

Naked-eye: The Teapot asterism
Small telescope: Globular cluster M4
Large telescope: The Snake Nebula (B72)