Sky Highlights - July 2015

The Planets
This Month's Guide
Northern Hemisphere
Early Evening
West:- Venus (mag. -4.6 - first half month), Jupiter (mag. -1.8 - first half month)
Southeast:- Saturn (mag. +0.3)
South:- Saturn
Southwest:- Saturn
East:- Uranus (mag. +5.9)
Southeast:- Neptune (mag. +7.9)

Southern Hemisphere
West:- Venus
West:- Jupiter
East:- Saturn
North:- Saturn
East:- Neptune
West:- Saturn
North:- Neptune
East:- Uranus
Northeast:- Mercury (mag. -0.4 - start 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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