All About Space
Naked eye & binocular targets
Late summer nights are full of celestial wonders, particularly in Cygnus and Aquarius
1 Messier 39
Just north of the North America Nebula, M39 is just visible to the naked eye and makes a superb target through decent binoculars.
2 Messier 15
Just on the edge of nakedeye visibility, this globular star cluster looks like a fuzzy ball of light in 10x50 binoculars.
3 North America Nebula (NGC 7000)
Lying just to the east of the bright star Deneb, this large region of ionised gas is faintly visible with binoculars from a dark-sky site.
This is a bright star of the Southern Hemisphere that is visible in much of the north, but only for a short time.
5 Messier 2
Similar to Messier 15, this globular cluster is just at the limit of nakedeye visibility. It contains some of the oldest stars in the universe.