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The Coalsack, the Blackeye Galaxy (M64), and planetary nebula IC 972

May 29–June 5, 2014: The Coalsack in Crux is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Blackeye Galaxy (M64) in Coma Berenices offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out planetary nebula IC 972 in Virgo.
RELATED TOPICS: GALAXIES | PLANETARY NEBULAE
Coma-Berenices
This week's small-telescope target, the Blackeye Galaxy (M64), lies 5.2° northwest of magnitude 4.3 Alpha (α) Comae Berenices.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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 29–June 5, 2014
Naked eyes:
The Coalsack
Small telescope: The Blackeye Galaxy (M64)
Large telescope: Planetary nebula IC 972

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