The Silver Streak Galaxy, spiral galaxy M100, and barred spiral galaxy M91
April 26–May 3, 2012: This week, we’re in the midst of galaxy season, so you’ll need an 8-inch or larger instrument to observe all three deep-sky targets: the Silver Streak Galaxy (NGC 4216) in Virgo, and spiral galaxies M100 and M91 in Coma Berenices.
April 26, 2012
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.
Two of this week's targets lie in the southern section of the constellation Coma Berenices: spiral galaxy M100 and barred spiral M91.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for April 26–May 3, 2012
Largetelescope: The Silver Streak Galaxy (NGC 4216)
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy M100
Large telescope: Barred spiral galaxy M91
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