Sky Highlights - August 2015

Meteor Shower
Perseids meteor shower peaks on August 13, 2015

Bright Variable Star
Chi Cygni (χ Cyg) visible with the naked eye during August 2015

The Planets
This Month's Guide
Northern Hemisphere
Evening
South:- Saturn (mag. +0.4)
East:- Neptune (mag. +7.8)
Midnight
West:- Saturn
South:- Neptune
East:- Uranus (mag. +5.8)
Morning
West:- Neptune
South:- Uranus
East:- Mars (+1.8), Venus (mag. -4.2 - end of month)

Southern Hemisphere
Early Evening
West:- Venus, Jupiter (first 10 days)
West:- Mercury (mag. -0.5)
North:- Saturn
East:- Neptune
Midnight
West:- Saturn
North:- Neptune
East:- Uranus
Morning
West:- Neptune
North:- Uranus
East:- Mars, Venus (middle of month)

Deep Sky
Binoculars/small scopes:-
Messier 13 – M13 - Great Hercules Globular Cluster
Messier 5 - M5 - Globular Cluster
Messier 4 - M4 - Globular Cluster
Messier 20 - M20 - Trifid Nebula (Emission and Reflection Nebula)
Messier 57 - M57 - The Ring Nebula (Planetary Nebula)
Messier 27 - M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula (Planetary Nebula)
Messier 6 - M6 - The Butterfly Cluster (Open Cluster)
Messier 7 - M7 - The Ptolemy Cluster (Open Cluster)
Messier 11 - M11 - The Wild Duck Cluster (Open Cluster)
Messier 22 - M22 - Sagittarius Cluster (Globular Cluster)

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