This Week In Astronomy

Grand Summer Nebulas
These excellent examples of gaseous nebulas are well placed for viewing in August. The brightest are M16 the Eagle Nebula, M17 the Swan Nebula, M20 the Trifid Nebula and the very bright M8, Lagoon Nebula.

Summertime Star Clusters
Even from the city, you can track down some of the brightest star clusters of the summer sky in August. The brightest and best include M13, M93, M11, M6 and M7.