Features Of Interest

THE COMA STAR CLUSTER 2 1 A large open cluster of faint stars to the south of Gamma (y) Comae Berenices. Binoculars show the cluster to best advantage.

M64 (THE BLACK EYE GALAXY) 5 A spiral galaxy, visible as an elliptical patch of light in small telescopes. A large dust cloud near the nucleus gives the galaxy its popular name, but an aperture of 6 in (150 mm) or more is needed to see it well.

NGC 4565 5 S Another spiral galaxy, presented edge-on to us and so appearing long and thin. Telescopes with apertures of 4 in (100 mm) will show it.

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