The double star 24 Comae Berenices, the Needle Galaxy, and the Lost Galaxy

May 7–14, 2015: The double star 24 Comae Berenices offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565) in Coma Berenices and the Lost Galaxy (NGC 4535) in Virgo.
By | Published: May 7, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This week’s second large-telescope target, the Lost Galaxy (NGC 4535), lies 7.4° west-southwest of magnitude 2.9 Vindemiatrix (Epsilon [ε] Virginis).
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 7–14, 2015

Small telescope:
Double stars 24 Comae Berenices
Large telescope:
The Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565)
Large telescope:
The Lost Galaxy (NGC 4535)