Phil Harrington binocular universe (June 2006 online extra)
In addition to Alcor and Mizar, M51, and M101, there are plenty of other great binocular sights around the Dipper's handle. Here are a few extras to have fun with this month.
The double star Iota Boötis is found about a binocular field east-northeast of the handle star Alkaid, just across the border with the constellation Boötes. Seven-power binoculars can just make out both of the system's stars.