Three double stars in Boötes, globular cluster NGC 5986, and elliptical galaxy NGC 5846
June 9-16, 2011: Three double stars in Boötes and globular cluster NGC 5986 offer small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out the elliptical galaxy NGC 5846 in Virgo.
June 9, 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 first small-telescope target is a trio of double stars in the constellation Boötes the Herdsman.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for June 9-16, 2011
Small telescope: Three double stars in Boötes
Small telescope: Globular cluster NGC 5986
8-inch or larger telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 5846
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