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Three Boötes double stars, Ruby Crucis, and spiral galaxy M94

May 22–29, 2014: The superb double stars in Boötes are excellent targets for naked-eye and binocular observers, Ruby Crucis in Crux offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy M94 in Canes Venatici.
RELATED TOPICS: DOUBLE STARS | GALAXIES
CanesVenatici
This week's large-telescope target, spiral galaxy M94, lies 3° north-northwest of magnitude 2.9 Cor Caroli (Alpha [α] Canum Venaticorum).
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 22–29, 2014
Naked eyes:
Three Boötes double stars
Small telescope: Ruby Crucis
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy M94

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