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The Y of Virgo, globular cluster M3, and spiral galaxy NGC 4731

April 11–18, 2013: The Y of Virgo is an excellent target for naked-eye observers, globular cluster M3 in Canes Venatici offers small-telescope owners nice views, and large-telescope owners can seek out spiral galaxy NGC 4731 in Virgo.
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This week's small-telescope target, globular cluster M3, lies almost exactly halfway along an imaginary line connecting the bright star Arcturus (Alpha [α] Boötis) and Cor Caroli (Alpha Canum Venaticorum). // Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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.

Targets for April 11–18, 2013

Naked eye: The Y of Virgo
Small telescope: Globular cluster M3
Large telescope: Spiral galaxy NGC 4731

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