Skywatchers keen to catch a glimipse of fascinating targets in the night sky will have plenty to choose from this month.
June evenings are perfect for skywatching. The temperatures are mild and the worst of the bugs haven’t arrived yet. The moon is also out of the way, so the evening skies are dark.
The June sky is also perfectly placed to show a great variety of deep sky objects. As you stand facing south (in the northern hemisphere), the constellation Virgo (The Virgin) with its galaxies is to your right, and the Milky Way with its nebulas and open clusters is rising to your left; the globular clusters which envelope the Milky Way are directly in front of you.