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Space Object of the Month: June, 2021

illustrated drop cap for the letter EEach Friday, the folks at Preachy will offer you something of a reflection for your weekend. This Friday, we present our first Space Object of the Month, in which a Preachy co-editor invites you to learn how to use his telescope (with him):

Items I will try to find: NGC 6530/Lagoon Nebula

Why?: ‘’Cause it’s two-in-one!

When: June 23, 2021

NGC 6530 is a cluster of stars that sits in the Lagoon Nebula. With some luck, maybe I’ll be able to see both the Nebula *and* the star cluster?? Here’s hoping!