The Peacock

features of interest kappa (k) pavonis 2 1 One of the brighter Cepheid variables. Its variations, between magnitudes 3.9 and 4.8 every 9.1 days, are easy to follow with the naked eye and binoculars.

xi © pavonis 5 A double star with components of unequal brightness, 4th and 8th magnitudes. The fainter star is difficult to see with the smallest apertures because the brighter neighbor overwhelms it.

NGC 6744 5 A large barred spiral galaxy presented virtually face-on to us, visible as an elliptical haze in telescopes of small to moderate aperture. It lies about 30 million light-years away.

NGC 6752 H 5 One of the largest and brightest globular clusters, just at the limit of naked-eye visibility and easily found with binoculars, covering half the apparent width of a full moon. Telescopes with apertures of 3 in (75 mm) or more will resolve its brightest individual stars.

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