Weekend Stargazer: April 28 – 30

Leo-Trio
Three galaxies lie in the same finder field as theta (θ) Leonis.

Mostly moonless nights over the weekend make this prime time for galaxy hunting. At nightfall, both Leo and Virgo are high in the south, and they’re chock-a-block with distant “island universes.” One of my favourite galaxy groupings is the Trio in Leo, which includes M65, M66 and NGC3628. Continue reading “Weekend Stargazer: April 28 – 30”