Double stars 32 Camelopardalis and Alpha Librae; giant elliptical galaxy Virgo A; and the Theoretician’s Planetary
May 19-26, 2011: Two double stars make nice targets for small-telescope owners, while Virgo A and the Theoretician’s Planetary await large-telescope owners.
May 19, 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.
This week’s second large-scope target is planetary nebula IC 3568 in Camelopardalis. It goes by a number of common names, including the Baby Eskimo Nebula, the Sliced Lime Nebula, and the Theoretician’s Planetary.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for May 19-26, 2011
Small-telescope: Two double stars
8-inch or larger telescope: Virgo A
8-inch or larger telescope: Theoretician's Planetary
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