April Targets

Here is my list of targets for the month. The meridian times listed are in PDT for me at 120.5 degrees West in California, so your times may vary.

Meridian Target Type Mag Constellation Distance
04:19:31 PM M1 – Crab Nebula Diffuse Nebula 8.4 Taurus 6.5K ly
05:46:09 PM Jupiter Planet -2.1 Gemini
06:46:41 PM C/2014 E2 Jacques Comet 12.9 Puppis
07:25:00 PM M44 – Beehive Open Cluster 3.7 Cancer 590 ly
07:36:00 PM M67 Open Cluster 6.1 Cancer 2.6K ly
08:40:33 PM M81 – Bode’s Galaxy Galaxy 6.9 Ursa Major 11.7M ly
08:40:52 PM M82 – Cigar Galaxy Galaxy 8.4 Ursa Major 11.5M ly
08:52:02 PM NGC 3132 – Eight-Burst Nebula Planetary Nebula 10.0 Vela 2.6K ly
09:09:46 PM NGC 3242 – Ghost of Jupiter Planetary Nebula 11.0 Hydra 2K ly
11:04:00 PM M106 Galaxy 9.1 Canes Venatici 23.7M ly
11:14:47 PM M49 Galaxy 9.4 Virgo 55.9M ly
11:15:49 PM M87 Galaxy 9.6 Virgo 53.5M ly
11:21:20 PM NGC 4565 – Needle Galaxy Galaxy 10.4 Coma Berenices 40M ly
11:24:59 PM M104 – Sombrero Galaxy Galaxy 9.0 Virgo 29.3M ly
11:34:10 PM Mars Planet -1.4 Virgo
11:35:53 PM M94 Galaxy 9.0 Canes Venatici 15M ly
11:41:43 PM M64 – Black-eye Galaxy Galaxy 9.4 Coma Berenices 24M ly
11:57:55 PM M53 Globular Cluster 8.3 Coma Berenices 58K ly
12:00:49 AM M63 – Sunflower Galaxy Galaxy 9.3 Canes Venatici 37M ly
12:10:27 AM NGC 5128 – Centaur’s Shield Galaxy 6.8 Centaurus 13M ly
12:14:52 AM M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy Galaxy 8.4 Canes Venatici 25M ly
12:22:00 AM M83 Galaxy 7.5 Hydra 14.7M ly
12:27:12 AM M3 Globular Cluster 6.2 Canes Venatici 33.9K ly
12:48:12 AM M101 – Pinwheel Galaxy Galaxy 9.1 Ursa Major 21M ly
02:01:35 AM Saturn Planet 0.8 Libra
02:03:33 AM M5 Globular Cluster 6.7 Serpens 25K ly
03:08:35 AM M4 Globular Cluster 5.9 Scorpius 7.2K ly
03:26:41 AM M13 – Great Cluster in Hercules Globular Cluster 5.8 Hercules 22.2K ly
03:32:14 AM M12 Globular Cluster 7.7 Ophiuchus 15.7K ly
03:42:08 AM M10 Globular Cluster 6.4 Ophiuchus 14.3K ly
04:02:07 AM M92 Globular Cluster 6.3 Hercules 26.7K ly

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