May Objects

These are some show piece objects listed by object type, catalog number and constellation.

NEBULAS:

M97 (Owl nebula)
NGC3242 (Ghost of Jupiter) Hydra
NGC6210 Hercules
NGC4361 Corvus

GALAXIES:

M65/66 Leo
M81/82 Ursa Major
M51/NGC5195 Ursa Major
NGC3115 (Spindle Galaxy) Sextans
NGC3521
M83 Hydra
M104
M64
NGC4565
M108
NGC4038 and NGC4039 (Antannae)
NGC4567 and NGC4568 (Siamese Twins)

GLOBULAR CUSTERS

M3 Canes Venatici
M13 Hercules
M53 Coma Berenices
M92

OPEN CLUSTERS

M44 Cancer (Beehive or Praesepe)
M67 Cancer
M35 Gemini
NGC2158 (Same field of view with M35)

MULTIPLE STARS

NAME              CON     RA (2000)      DEC       MAG       SEP         PA           NOTES

Alcor/Mizar (zeta) UMa      13h 23.9m   +54d 56m   1.8/2.2/4   12/14        150

Dubhe (alpha)     UMa        11h 04m      +62d 01m    1.8/7        6.3                           yel/blu

Iota                    Can         08h 46.7m    +28d 46m    4.0/6.6     30.4          307           yel/blu

Acubens (alpha)  Can        08h 58.5m     +11d 51m   4.3/11.8    11.3"

Castor (alpha)   Gem       07h 34.6m    +31d 53m  1.9/3/8.9  4.1"/71"    68

Wasat (delta)      Gem       07h 21.1m     +21d 59m   3.5/8.2       7.5"         226           yel/r.dwarf

Mekbuda (zeta)   Gem      07h 04m         +21d 59m   3.6/4.2                                    Cepheid variable

Mekbuda is one of the brightest variabe stars. It has a period of 10.6 days during wich its magnitude fluctuates between 3.6 and 4.2. With binoculars you might note a magnitude 7.6 companion wich is actually unrelated to Zeta.

MESSIER LIST

MAY MESSIER OBJECTS - SEDS, Tony Cecce, Corning, NY,  12 month tour of the Messier catalog
 


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Last updated March 20, 2005 by Bill Castro