Objects of the Month - August 2014
Six objects feature as CSOG's Objects of the Month. A northern and a southern constellation, three objects each, positioned favorably this time of the year.
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A carbon star, an open cluster and a planetary nebula in the constellation of Lyra.
A carbon star, a globular cluster and a planetary nebula in the constellation of Apus.
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Planetary Nebulae in Cygnus
8-10" telescopes (38 MB)
Galaxies in Fornax
5-6" telescopes, the second of two galaxy guides in this constellation for this aperture (10 MB)
Carbon Stars in Orion
8-10" telescopes (25 MB)
Globular Clusters in Dorado
8-10" telescopes, the second of two globular cluster guides in this constellation for this aperture (24 MB)
Open Clusters in Vela
5-6" telescopes, the second of two open cluster guides in this constellation for this aperture (11 MB)
in the constellation of Coma Berenices (12 MB)
in the constellation of Gemini (65 MB)
Herschel 400 objects
in the constellation of Auriga (20 MB)
in Centaurus (52 MB)
Hickson Compact Galaxy Groups
Hickson 42 in Hydra, Hickson 50 in Ursa Major & Hickson 79 in Serpens (78 MB)