May 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Southern Cross Stargazer for May 18-24, 2014

At dusk Mercury climbs about 10 degrees above the northwestern horizon. Aim binoculars/telescopes from an unused school athletic field. Mercury sets by mid-evening. Bright Jupiter lies below the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux, west of Zenith. The dim Beehive star cluster shimmers to the left of the Twins.

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