Omega Centauri, the Sunflower Galaxy (M63), and spiral galaxy NGC 5308

April 9–16, 2015: Globular cluster Omega Centauri in Centaurus and the Sunflower Galaxy (M63) in Canes Venatici both offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 5308 in Ursa Major.
By | Published: April 9, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s second small-telescope target, the Sunflower Galaxy (M63), lies 5.3° northeast 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 April 9–16, 2015
Small telescope:

Globular cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)
Small telescope:
The Sunflower Galaxy (M63)
Large telescope:
Spiral galaxy NGC 5308