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Monthly Targets - Northern hemisphere - June

M66M66 in the Leo Triplet is a spiral galaxy with spectacular dust lanes and star forming regions. It is also home to a recently detected supernova, ASASSN-16fq, which the FT Team are keen to take images and measurements of.
M101M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, is a face-on spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. It's radius of ~ 80,000 light years means it's on a simiilar scale to our own Milky Way.

Monthly Targets - Southern hemisphere - June

NGC253NGC253, the Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Dollar. This is a spectacular spiral galaxy that is still undergoing star formation, so it is known as a starburst galaxy. It is thought to have a central supermassive black hole with a mass of around 5 million Suns making it a little more massive than the black hole at the centre of our Galaxy.
47 TucThe massive globular cluster, 47 Tucanae in the southern constellation of the toucan is the second brightest globular cluster in the night sky after Omega Centauri. It is 120 light years across and is thought to contain around 500,000 stars.