Zubeneschamali, globular cluster M5, and elliptical galaxy NGC 4697

April 2–9, 2015: The star Zubeneschamali in Libra is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, open cluster M5 in Serpens offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out elliptical galaxy NGC 4697 in Virgo.
By | Published: April 2, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
You’ll find this week’s small-telescope target, globular cluster M5, less than 0.4° north-northwest of the 5th-magnitude star 5 Serpentis.
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 2–9, 2015
Naked eye:

Zubeneschamali (Beta [β] Librae)
Small telescope:
Globular cluster M5
Large telescope:
Elliptical galaxy NGC 4697