At the beginning of each month we will post links to some popular guides to help you plan and decide what to view or image.
Awesome Astronomy prepare a short Audio guide and this months guide is focused on Galaxies. As the constellations Virgo and Leo are nicely placed there is a plethora of galaxies to choose from…
Check out their guide here: http://www.awesomeastronomy.com/
Paul Money posts his guide each month and you can find his here:
Telescope House prepare a nice guide here: http://www.telescopehouse.com/acatalog/Telescope-House-Monthly-Sky-Guide.html
For Binocular users http://binocularsky.com/ will soon publish his guide for April so head over to this website, click on Newsletter then click on Current issue. As of 31st March the newsletter is still the March edition, please visit this on the 1st or near after for an updated April edition. Steve Tonkin does a great job of providing some tips and targets to view with your binoculars. Its worth looking around his website for tips too on buying a new pair of bins for astronomy use.
You can download a skymap for the northern hemisphere for April here:
http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html Click on the download link for April Northern Hemisphere.
Please find a skychart I have made for April for our location dated April 15th at midnight. I have prepared this in black and white for easy printing.
Well all that remains is for me to say Happy Easter and Clear Skies!