Night sky guide: May
Pete Lawrence has assembled an array of interesting objects to look at in the May night sky. Top of his list is the planet Saturn, which is best viewed around 11pm.
Saturn is in our May and June sky. Use Pete Lawrence's helpful star chart to find it.
Take the time to see detail on Saturn and in its rings, the Cassini division is clear.
Saturn has a whole family of orbiting moons. See if you can spot these moving objects.
Saturn through a small telescope.
Even with a small telescope, Saturn still looks lovely. You can see the rings and moons.
Saturn through a large telescope.
This image by Pete Lawrence simulates Saturn through a large telescope.
Finding the globular cluster M13
You can find the globular cluster M13 by locating the asterism of the Keystone.
M13 in the Keystone
The globular cluster M13 can be found in the asterism of the Keystone.
M13 through a large telescope.
The globular cluster M13 is astounding in a large telescope.
M13 through a small telescope.
The globular cluster M13 looks lovely even through a small telescope.
Finding the globular cluster M5
The globular cluster M5 is to the left of the star Arcturus.
M5 through a small telescope.
The globular star cluster M5 is a very pretty sight, Pete thinks beats M13 for interest.
M5 through a large telescope
The globular cluster M5 looks magnificent through a large telescope.
The globular cluster M3 can be found between the stars Arcturus and Cor Caroli.
M3 in a small telescope.
The globular cluster M3 may be small and fuzzy in a small telescope, but still beautiful.
M3 in a large telescope
This image by Pete Lawrence shows the globular cluster M3 through a large telescope.
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