Sky Guide May 2018

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

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

  • The ever-brightening Mars
  • Jupiter at opposition on 9th May
  • Venus in the evening sky
  • The Lyrid meteor shower

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

  • Ralph – The plethora of summer objects in Sagittarius
  • Paul – Globular Cluster, Messier 5, in Serpens
  • Jen – M57, The Ring Nebula, in Lyra

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

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