The Summer Triangle, the North America Nebula, and the Bow-Tie Nebula
August 30–September 6, 2012: The Summer Triangle is a great asterism for naked-eye observers, the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) in Cygnus offers
small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek
out the Bow-Tie Nebula (NGC 40) in Cepheus.
August 30, 2012
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.
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000), named for its striking resemblance to the continent, lies 3° east of Deneb. Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for August 30–September 6, 2012
Naked eye: The Summer Triangle
Small telescope: The North America Nebula (NGC 7000)
Large telescope: The Bow-Tie Nebula (NGC 40)
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