Upcoming Cool Things in the Sky to Look For

  1. Saturn
    Throughout July 2015, Saturn will be visible over the southern sky, just as darkness falls.
  2. Dumbbell Nebula (M27)
    Using a pair of 10x50 binoculars, M27 can be found in the constellation Vulpecula.
  3. Ring Nebula (M57)
    Using 20x80 binoculars or a small telescope, M57 should look like a small grey puffed out slightly elliptical shaped path of light.
  4. Hercules Cluster (M13)
    M13 is easily found on the western side of the Hercules constellation using a 10x50 binoculars.
  5. Summer Milky Way
    Travel out to a wilderness area with little light pollution. Moonless nights are the best.
  6. Summer Triangle
    An astronomical pattern made by drawing an imaginary triangle in the northern hemisphere, using Altair, Deneb, & Vega.
  7. Cygnus
    A northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way.