June 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
11:13:37 PM Venus Planet 0.6 Taurus 0.65 AU
11:15:00 PM M44 – Beehive Open Cluster 3.7 Cancer 590 ly
11:26:00 PM M67 Open Cluster 6.1 Cancer 2.6 kly
11:58:44 PM Jupiter Planet -1.9 Gemini 5.8 AU
12:30:33 AM M81 – Bode’s Galaxy Galaxy 6.94 Ursa Major 11.7 Mly
12:30:52 AM M82 – Cigar Galaxy Galaxy 8.4 Ursa Major 11.5 Mly
12:42:02 AM NGC 3132 – Eight-Burst Nebula Planetary Nebula 10 Vela 2.6 kly
12:59:46 AM NGC 3242 – Ghost of Jupiter Planetary Nebula 11 Hydra 2 kly
02:54:00 AM M106 Galaxy 9.1 Canes Venatici 23.7 Mly
03:04:47 AM M49 Galaxy 9.4 Virgo 55.9 Mly
03:05:49 AM M87 Galaxy 9.6 Virgo 53.5 Mly
03:11:20 AM NGC 4565 – Needle Galaxy Galaxy 10.42 Coma Berenices 40 Mly
03:14:30 AM M68 Globular Cluster 8.2 Hydra 33 kly
03:14:59 AM M104 – Sombrero Galaxy Galaxy 8.98 Virgo 29.3 Mly
03:25:53 AM M94 Galaxy 8.99 Canes Venatici 15 Mly
03:31:43 AM M64 – Black-eye Galaxy Galaxy 9.36 Coma Berenices 24 Mly
03:47:55 AM M53 Globular Cluster 8.3 Coma Berenices 58 kly
03:50:49 AM M63 – Sunflower Galaxy Galaxy 9.3 Canes Venatici 37 Mly
04:00:27 AM NGC 5128 – Centaur’s Shield Galaxy 6.84 Centaurus 13 Mly
04:04:52 AM M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy Galaxy 8.4 Canes Venatici 25 Mly
04:12:00 AM M83 – Southern Pinwheel Galaxy 7.54 Hydra 14.7 Mly
04:17:12 AM M3 Globular Cluster 6.2 Canes Venatici 33.9 kly
04:38:12 AM M101 – Pinwheel Galaxy Galaxy 9.1 Ursa Major 21 Mly
05:53:33 AM M5 Globular Cluster 6.65 Serpens 25 kly
06:27:50 AM Saturn Planet 0.79 Libra 9 AU
06:52:55 AM M80 Globular Cluster 7.2 Scorpius 33 kly
06:58:35 AM M4 Globular Cluster 5.9 Scorpius 7.2 kly
07:16:41 AM M13 – Great Cluster in Hercules Globular Cluster 5.8 Hercules 22.2 kly
07:22:14 AM M12 Globular Cluster 7.68 Ophiuchus 15.7 kly
07:32:08 AM M10 Globular Cluster 6.4 Ophiuchus 14.3 kly
07:52:35 AM M92 Globular Cluster 6.5 Hercules 27 kly
08:07:29 AM ν Draconis Double Star 4.85 Draco 100 ly
08:53:48 AM M16 – Eagle Nebula Diffuse Nebula 6 Serpens 7 kly
09:19:20 AM ε Lyrae – Double Double Double Star 5.1 Lyra 162 ly
09:28:35 AM M57 – Ring Nebula Planetary Nebula 8.8 Lyra 2.3 ly
10:34:36 AM M27 – Dumbbell Nebula Planetary Nebula 7.5 Vulpecula 1.4 kly