Deep-Sky Objects in April 2022

What is a deep-sky object?

What is a Messier object?

Why are some galaxies called NGC?

What are the most visible deep-sky objects?

April 1: The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

April 4: The Cat’s Eye Galaxy (M94)

April 13: Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

April 13: Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

April 14: The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

April 16: The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)

April 17: M3

April 23: The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)

Deep-sky objects meet the Moon and Mercury

April 5: Moon-Pleiades conjunction

April 10: The Moon occulting the Beehive Cluster

April 29: Mercury-Pleiades conjunction

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