Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Fairfield
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Open Clusters

Rise15:07
Set06:22

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:11 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 20° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:43, 72° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:03, when it sinks below 12° above your western horizon.

18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
Rise20:19
Set10:55

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:53, when it rises to an altitude of 16° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:39, 68° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:57, 53° above your south-western horizon.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
Rise18:42
Set06:21

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible between 20:27 and 04:37. It will become accessible around 20:27, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:34, 44° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:37 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:37
Set07:13

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible between 21:21 and 05:28. It will become accessible around 21:21, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:27, 44° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:28 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 51° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:14, 74° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:38, when it sinks below 18° above your north-western horizon.

Rise21:20
Set07:46

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible between 23:19 and 05:48. It will become accessible around 23:19, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:35, 34° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:48 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

15 Jan 2019  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
Rise20:55
Set06:31

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible between 23:11 and 04:15. It will become accessible around 23:11, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:45, 28° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:15 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

02 Jan 2019  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
Rise06:58
Set19:50

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 26 minutes after the Sun at 19:50.

Rise07:13
Set19:58

IC4756 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 34 minutes after the Sun at 19:58.

02 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise19:06
Set07:51

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:54, when it rises to an altitude of 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:31, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 21° above your western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 51° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:18, 73° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:05, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise02:53
Set20:24

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 0 minutes after the Sun at 20:24 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:53 – 4 hours and 12 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
Rise00:43
Set16:36

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:43 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 53° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

15 Oct 2019  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2020  –  M3 is well placed
Rise09:40
Set23:13

M15 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 57° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:13.

14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
Rise02:27
Set22:01

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 37 minutes after the Sun at 22:01 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:27 – 4 hours and 38 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 23° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

11 Jun 2019  –  M92 is well placed
10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
Rise10:29
Set22:30

M2 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:30.

15 Aug 2019  –  M2 is well placed
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise10:12
Set05:09

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:35 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 66° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:38, 89° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:41, when it sinks below 16° above your north-western horizon.

02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
Rise12:20
Set04:42

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 53° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:29, 79° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:23, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

15 Oct 2019  –  M33 is well placed
14 Oct 2020  –  M33 is well placed
Circumpolar

M81 (mag 6.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 04:54, 62° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:36 (EST), 20° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 60° above your northern horizon.

19 Feb 2019  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2020  –  M81 is well placed
Rise15:17
Set00:13

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 18:41 and 20:46. It will become accessible around 18:41, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 19:43, 23° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 20:46 when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 01:35 (EST), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 56° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:53.

23 Apr 2019  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
Rise02:16
Set12:59

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:16 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

02 Apr 2019  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2020  –  M104 is well placed
Rise10:05
Set05:11

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 67° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:36, 89° above your north-eastern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:06, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

01 Oct 2019  –  M110 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M110 is well placed
Rise10:16
Set05:05

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 66° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:38, 89° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:05, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

02 Oct 2019  –  M32 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
Rise22:19
Set17:14

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:19 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 68° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

05 Apr 2019  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2020  –  M94 is well placed
Rise21:26
Set19:25

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:26 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 61° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

14 Apr 2019  –  M51 is well placed
14 Apr 2020  –  M51 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 02:35, 65° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:36 (EST), 22° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 53° above your north-western horizon.

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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