Lyra observing targets for August

With the constellation Lyra high near the zenith this time of year, I will be targeting a few galaxies in the vicinity. These are very small and faint objects – should be a challenge for amateur equipment. Look for results here throughout the Summer.

M56, an globular cluster at 19h16m36s

The following are in the same area between Vega and e1 & e2 Lyr:

NGC 6675 18h37m24sec at magnitude 13

NGC 6663 18h33m30sec at magnitude 15

IC 4772 18h39m54sec at magnitude 15

NGC 6686 18h40m6sec at magnitude 15

NGC 6695 18H42M42sec at magnitude 14

By Steve J Posted in Main

One comment on “Lyra observing targets for August

  1. I have tried imaging these objects, but they are too faint to image. I would like to try again with the assistance of a focal reducer.

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