Sky Guide April 2017

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What to look out, and up, for in April.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

  • A pair of comets to observe with amateur telescopes or binoculars
  • The planets Mercury and Jupiter in the evening
  • The Lyrid meteor shower

Next up, we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

  • Ralph – Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major
  • Paul – The Black Eye Galaxy in Coma Berenices
  • Jen – The Ring Nebula in Lyra

And we finish this sky guide with April’s moon phases.

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