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Podcast: Night-sky targets for May 1-8, 2009

Zubeneschamali, globular cluster M5, and elliptical galaxy NGC 4697 are nicely visible in the next few days.
The spring sky
1 a.m. on March 1; 11 p.m. on April 1; 9 p.m. on May 1. Add one hour for daylight-saving time.
Roen Kelly
Each week, Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich, a master at explaining how to observe, posts a podcast about three objects or events you can see in the sky.

In each episode, Michael highlights:
  • One object you can see without any optical aid
  • One object you can see with a small (4-inch) telescope
  • One object you can see with at least an 8-inch telescope

Targets for May 1-8, 2009
    Naked eye: Zubeneschamali
    Small telescope: Globular cluster M5
    8-inch or larger telescope: Elliptical galaxy NGC 4697
Listen to the podcast:
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Podcast transcript
This episode's transcript contains additional links to resources within Astronomy.com to help your observing.
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