A trio of double stars, globular cluster NGC 5927, and spiral galaxy NGC 5899
May 17–24, 2012: A trio of double stars offers small-telescope owners nice views, while large-telescope owners can seek out globular cluster NGC 5927 in Lupus and spiral galaxy NGC 5899 in Boötes.
May 17, 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.
Globular cluster NGC 5927 lies 2.9° east-northeast of magnitude 3.4 Zeta (ζ) Lupi.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
Targets for May 17–24, 2012
Small telescope: A trio of double stars
Large telescope: Globular cluster NGC 5927
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 5899
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