Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Cambridge
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Open Clusters

Rise07:01
Set22:21

M45 (mag 1.3) will become visible at around 20:15 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 20° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 53 minutes after the Sun at 22:21.

17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
Rise12:14
Set02:57

M44 (mag 3.1) will become visible at around 20:36 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 64° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 29 minutes after the Sun at 02:57.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
Rise11:36
Set23:07

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 39 minutes after the Sun at 23:07.

Rise22:14
Set11:06

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:57, when it rises 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:42, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 53° above your southern horizon.

18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2019  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:45 when it dips 18° above your north-western horizon. At 04:41, it will return to an altitude of 18° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 18° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

Rise13:21
Set23:38

M47 (mag 4.4) will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 10 minutes after the Sun at 23:38.

14 Jan 2019  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
Rise00:34
Set09:26

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:34 (EDT) – 5 hours and 24 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

Rise22:51
Set11:49

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:51 (EDT) – 7 hours and 7 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 53° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

Rise23:07
Set11:57

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:07 (EDT) – 6 hours and 51 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 51° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise11:04
Set23:46

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 18 minutes after the Sun at 23:46.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:11 when it dips 22° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise01:03
Set10:00

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:03 (EDT) – 4 hours and 55 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 22° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise23:00
Set07:35

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible between 02:51 and 03:47. It will become accessible at around 02:51, when it rises 20° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:19, 21° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:47 when it sinks to 20° above your southern horizon.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
28 May 2019  –  M4 is well placed
Rise20:00
Set08:25

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:00, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:14, 49° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 37° above your south-western horizon.

17 Jul 2018  –  M55 is well placed
12 May 2019  –  M5 is well placed
Rise18:38
Set12:32

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:21, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:37, 84° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 76° above your western horizon.

02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
Rise21:43
Set09:39

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:49, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:43, 45° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 43° above your southern horizon.

03 Jun 2018  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
Rise16:32
Set08:40

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 41° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 39° above your western horizon.

17 Apr 2019  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Rise01:36
Set15:13

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:36 (EDT) – 4 hours and 22 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 33° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

14 Aug 2018  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
Rise18:05
Set14:16

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:32, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:12, 89° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 84° above your western horizon.

Rise02:28
Set14:28

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:28 (EDT) – 3 hours and 30 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise22:00
Set09:41

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:13, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:53, 43° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 42° above your southern horizon.

Galaxies

Rise01:57
Set21:17

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:57 (EDT) – 4 hours and 1 minute before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 18° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:46.

02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Circumpolar

M81 (mag 6.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 20:48, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT), 63° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 30° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 51° above your north-western horizon.

Rise18:12
Set04:56

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:32, 36° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:37, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

Rise14:05
Set09:25

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 36° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 51° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 45° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at dusk, becoming accessible at around 20:41 (EDT), 60° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 20° above your northern horizon.

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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