Mizar and Alcor, the Sombrero Galaxy (M104), and elliptical galaxy M60
May 15–22, 2014: The optical double star Mizar and Alcor in Ursa Major is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Sombrero Galaxy (M104) in Virgo offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out elliptical galaxy M60, also in Virgo.
Each week, Astronomy
magazine Senior Editor Michael E. Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.
Targets for May 15–22, 2014
Mizar and Alcor
The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
Elliptical galaxy M60