The Broken Engagement Ring, globular cluster M68, and the Helix Galaxy (NGC 2685)

April 4–11, 2013: The Broken Engagement Ring in Ursa Major is an excellent target for binocular observers, globular cluster M68 in Hydra offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Helix Galaxy (NGC 2685) in Ursa Major.
By | Published: April 4, 2013
This week’s small-telescope target, globular cluster M68, lies in the eastern portion of the constellation Hydra, 3.5° south-southeast of magnitude 2.7 Beta (β) 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 April 4–11, 2013

Binoculars: The Broken Engagement Ring
Small telescope: Globular cluster M68
Large telescope: The Helix Galaxy (NGC 2685)