Sky Guide May 2017

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

Jeni’s abandoned us this month in favour of research-grade instrumentation so only Paul and Ralph pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

  • The planets Jupiter in the evening and Saturn in the morning
  • Three meteor showers peaking this month
  • A pair of comets to observe with amateur telescopes or binoculars

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

  • Ralph – The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
  • Paul – The Globular Cluster Messier 5 in the constellation Serpens

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

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