Thuban, the Hercules Cluster (M13), and the Veil Nebula

August 22–29, 2013: The star Thuban in Draco is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, the Hercules Cluster (M13) offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Veil Nebula in Cygnus.
By | Published: August 22, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The Hercules Cluster (M13), the brightest globular most Northern Hemisphere amateur astronomers are familiar with, lies two-thirds of the way from Zeta (ζ) to Eta (η) Herculis. // 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  22–29, 2013

Naked eyes: Thuban (Alpha [α] Draconis)
Small telescope: The Hercules Cluster (M13)
Large telescope: The Veil Nebula