The Lozenge asterism, globular cluster NGC 5694, and spiral galaxy NGC 3521

May 2–9, 2013: The Lozenge asterism in Draco is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, globular cluster NGC 5694 in Hydra offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 3521 in Leo.
By | Published: May 2, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The four stars that form this week’s naked-eye target, the Lozenge asterism in Draco, are Beta (β), Gamma (γ), Xi (ξ), and Nu (ν) Draconis. // 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 2–9, 2013

Naked eye: The Lozenge asterism
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 5694
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 3521