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Mizar and Alcor, the Sombrero Galaxy (M104), and elliptical galaxy M60

May 15–22, 2014: The optical double star Mizar and Alcor in Ursa Major is an excellent target for naked-eye and binocular observers, the Sombrero Galaxy (M104) in Virgo offers small-telescope owners stunning views, and large-telescope owners can seek out elliptical galaxy M60, also in Virgo.
RELATED TOPICS: DOUBLE STARS | GALAXIES
Virgo
The constellation Virgo is home to two of this week's observing targets: the Sombrero Galaxy (M104) and elliptical galaxy M60.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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.

Targets for May 15–22, 2014
Naked eyes:
Mizar and Alcor
Small telescope: The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
Large telescope: Elliptical galaxy M60

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