Open cluster NGC 4609, spiral galaxy M88, and the Antennae

May 28–June 4, 2015: Open cluster NGC 4609 in Crux offers small-telescope owners a nice view, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy M88 in Coma Berenices and the Antennae galaxies in Corvus.
By | Published: May 28, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The Antennae, an interacting pair of galaxies commonly designated NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, lie 3.6° west-southwest of magnitude 2.6 Gienah (Gamma [γ] Corvi).
Astronomy: Roen Kelly

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.

Targets for May 28–June 4, 2015

Small telescope:
Open cluster NGC 4609
Large telescope:
Spiral galaxy M88
Large telescope:
The Antennae galaxies (NGC 4038 and 4039)