Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise21:25
Set12:36

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:44, when it reaches an altitude of 12° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:01, 72° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:51, 69° above your south-western horizon.

17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
Rise02:34
Set17:07

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:34 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:31.

30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2022  –  M44 is well placed
Rise01:00
Set12:35

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:00 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 40° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:27.

Rise01:56
Set13:28

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:56 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 34° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:27.

Rise12:36
Set01:21

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 50° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:21.

18 Jun 2021  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2022  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 24° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:27, 65° above your north-western horizon.

Rise14:44
Set23:45

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 23° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:45.

Rise13:10
Set02:02

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 54° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:02.

Rise13:25
Set02:10

IC4756 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 54° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:10.

01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
02 Jul 2022  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise01:25
Set14:06

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:25 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 42° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:27.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 24° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:27, 65° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise15:14
Set00:19

M22 (mag 5.2) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 24° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:19.

01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
Rise10:20
Set22:41

M5 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 27° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 38 minutes after the Sun at 22:41.

17 Jul 2021  –  M55 is well placed
12 May 2022  –  M5 is well placed
Rise09:07
Set02:39

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 63° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:39.

02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
Rise12:00
Set23:52

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 37° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:52.

03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2022  –  M12 is well placed
Rise06:57
Set22:51

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 25° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 48 minutes after the Sun at 22:51.

17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise15:51
Set05:24

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:07 (EDT), 46° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:38, 61° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:23, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2022  –  M15 is well placed
Rise08:41
Set04:15

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 71° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 04:15.

Rise16:44
Set04:45

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:07 (EDT), 35° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:45, 48° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:42, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
Rise12:19
Set23:57

M10 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 36° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:57.

Galaxies

Rise16:28
Set11:22

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 28° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:55, 89° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:27, 50° above your western horizon.

01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise18:36
Set10:54

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:56, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:45, 79° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:27, 56° above your western horizon.

14 Oct 2020  –  M33 is well placed
15 Oct 2021  –  M33 is well placed
Circumpolar

M81 (mag 6.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight around 05:27, 39° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 24° above your northern horizon.

Rise21:35
Set06:27

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 00:58 and 03:03. It will become accessible around 00:58, when it rises to an altitude of 22° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:01, 23° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:03 when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 41° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 22:38 when it dips 22° above your north-western horizon.

Rise16:23
Set11:25

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 28° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:54, 89° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:27, 50° above your western horizon.

Rise16:32
Set11:18

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 28° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:55, 89° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:27, 50° above your western horizon.

Rise04:38
Set23:28

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 24° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:28.

Rise03:44
Set01:39

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 33° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:39.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight around 05:27, 52° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 20:07 (EDT), 16° above your northern horizon.

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