Variable star R Coronae Borealis, open cluster NGC 6124, and globular cluster NGC 6144

May 30–June 6, 2013: The variable star R Coronae Borealis is an excellent target for binocular observers, open cluster NGC 6124 in Scorpius offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster NGC 6144, also in Scorpius.
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The constellation Scorpius is home to two of this week’s targets — open cluster NGC 6124 and globular cluster NGC 6144. // Astronomy: Roen Kelly // 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 May 30–June 6, 2013

Binoculars: Variable star R Coronae Borealis
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 6124
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 6144