The star known as La Superba, globular cluster M80, and the Coma Galaxy Cluster

May 23–30, 2013: The star in Canes Venatici known as La Superba is an excellent target for binocular observers, globular cluster M80 in Scorpius offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out the Coma Galaxy Cluster (Abell 1656) in Coma Berenices.
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This week’s small-telescope target, globular cluster M80, sits midway between the 1st-magnitude luminary Antares (Alpha [α] Scorpii) and magnitude 2.6 Graffias (Beta [β] Scorpii) 4.5° to the northwest. // 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 23–30, 2013

Binoculars: Star known as La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)
Small telescope: Globular cluster M80
Large telescope: Coma Galaxy Cluster (Abell 1656)