Open cluster NGC 5822, spiral galaxy NGC 5962, and spiral galaxy NGC 5965
May 31–June 7, 2012: Open cluster NGC 5822 in Lupus offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 5962 in Serpens Caput and spiral galaxy NGC 5965 in Draco.
May 31, 2012
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three or more objects or events you can see in the sky.
You’ll find spiral galaxy NGC 5962 in northern Serpens, just west of the three stars — Beta (β), Gamma (γ), and Kappa (κ) Serpentis — that form the Serpent’s head.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for May 31–June 7, 2012
Small telescope: Open cluster NGC 5822
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 5962
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 5965
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