The double star Gamma Virginis, a pair of Messier galaxies, and the Faberge Egg Galaxy
May 12-19, 2011: Senior editor Michael E. Bakich guides large-telescope owners to the double star Gamma Virginis, a pair of Messier galaxies, and the Faberge Egg Galaxy in this week's observing podcast.
May 12, 2011
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.
The constellation Virgo the Maiden features three objects from this week's podcast: double star Gamma Virginis, barred spiral galaxy M58, and spiral galaxy M90.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for May 12-19, 2011
8-inch or larger telescope: Double star Gamma Virginis
8-inch or larger telescope: A pair of Messier galaxies
8-inch or larger telescope: Faberge Egg Galaxy
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