Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise21:07
Set12:08

M45 (mag 1.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:26, when it rises 12° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:40, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:14, 65° above your south-western horizon.

17 Nov 2016, 19:00 ESTM45 is well placed
17 Nov 2017, 19:00 ESTM45 is well placed
Rise02:19
Set16:43

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:19 (EDT) – 4 hours and 39 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 40° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:58.

30 Jan 2017, 19:00 ESTM44 is well placed
30 Jan 2018, 19:00 ESTM44 is well placed
Rise01:31
Set13:06

NGC2232 (mag 3.9) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:31 (EDT) – 5 hours and 27 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 42° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.0) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 58° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 4.0) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 58° above your north-western horizon.

Rise12:14
Set01:02

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 51° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 3 minutes after the Sun at 01:02.

18 Jun 2017, 20:00 EDTIC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2018, 20:00 EDTIC4665 is well placed
Rise03:13
Set13:43

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:13 (EDT) – 3 hours and 45 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

14 Jan 2017, 19:00 ESTM47 is well placed
14 Jan 2018, 19:00 ESTM47 is well placed
Rise02:47
Set12:30

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:47 (EDT) – 4 hours and 11 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

01 Jan 2017, 19:00 ESTM41 is well placed
02 Jan 2018, 19:00 ESTM41 is well placed
Rise00:38
Set12:15

NGC1981 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:38 (EDT) – 6 hours and 20 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 45° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

Rise14:17
Set23:32

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 33 minutes after the Sun at 23:32.

Rise12:53
Set01:46

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 47 minutes after the Sun at 01:46.

Rise01:05
Set13:43

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:05 (EDT) – 5 hours and 53 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 50° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

Rise13:08
Set01:53

IC4756 (mag 5.0) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 55° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 54 minutes after the Sun at 01:53.

01 Jul 2017, 20:00 EDTIC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2018, 20:00 EDTIC4756 is well placed

Globular Clusters

Rise14:47
Set00:09

M22 (mag 5.1) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 10 minutes after the Sun at 00:09.

30 Jun 2017, 20:00 EDTM22 is well placed
01 Jul 2018, 20:00 EDTM22 is well placed
Rise09:59
Set22:18

M5 (mag 5.8) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 19 minutes after the Sun at 22:18.

16 Jul 2017, 20:00 EDTM55 is well placed
14 Apr 2018, 20:00 EDTM51 is well placed
Rise09:00
Set02:07

M13 (mag 5.9) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 60° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 8 minutes after the Sun at 02:07.

01 Jun 2017, 20:00 EDTM13 is well placed
02 Jun 2018, 20:00 EDTM13 is well placed
Rise06:45
Set22:20

M3 (mag 6.4) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 21 minutes after the Sun at 22:20.

17 Apr 2017, 20:00 EDTM3 is well placed
01 Oct 2017, 20:00 EDTM31 is well placed
Rise15:36
Set05:06

M15 (mag 6.4) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:19, 63° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:05, when it sinks to 23° above your western horizon.

13 Aug 2017, 20:00 EDTM15 is well placed
14 Aug 2018, 20:00 EDTM15 is well placed
Rise16:22
Set04:27

M2 (mag 6.5) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:23, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:23, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2017, 20:00 EDTM2 is well placed
01 Jul 2018, 20:00 EDTM22 is well placed
Rise08:43
Set03:35

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 68° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 36 minutes after the Sun at 03:35.

10 Jun 2017, 20:00 EDTM92 is well placed
10 Jun 2018, 20:00 EDTM92 is well placed
Rise11:57
Set23:37

M10 (mag 6.6) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 38 minutes after the Sun at 23:37.

05 Jun 2017, 20:00 EDTM10 is well placed
01 Apr 2018, 20:00 EDTM104 is well placed
Rise11:40
Set23:34

M12 (mag 6.6) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 35 minutes after the Sun at 23:34.

03 Jun 2017, 20:00 EDTM12 is well placed
03 Jun 2018, 20:00 EDTM12 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise16:24
Set10:42

M31 (mag 3.5) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 41° above your north-western horizon.

01 Oct 2016, 20:00 EDTM31 is well placed
01 Oct 2017, 20:00 EDTM31 is well placed
Rise18:24
Set10:25

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 20:37, when it rises 20° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:26, 81° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 47° above your western horizon.

14 Oct 2016, 20:00 EDTM33 is well placed
14 Oct 2017, 20:00 EDTM33 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 at around 05:54, 41° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT), 22° above your northern horizon.

18 Feb 2017, 19:00 ESTM81 is well placed
19 Feb 2018, 19:00 ESTM81 is well placed
Rise21:03
Set06:13

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 00:41 and 02:39. It will become accessible at around 00:41, when it rises 24° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:40, 25° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 02:39 when it sinks to 24° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.7) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:39 when it dips 25° above your north-western horizon.

22 Apr 2017, 20:00 EDTM101 is well placed
22 Apr 2018, 20:00 EDTM101 is well placed
Rise16:18
Set10:44

M110 (mag 8.0) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 41° above your north-western horizon.

30 Sep 2016, 20:00 EDTM110 is well placed
01 Oct 2017, 20:00 EDTM110 is well placed
Rise16:27
Set10:39

M32 (mag 8.2) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 41° above your north-western horizon.

01 Oct 2016, 20:00 EDTM32 is well placed
01 Oct 2017, 20:00 EDTM32 is well placed
Rise04:06
Set00:38

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 39 minutes after the Sun at 00:38.

14 Apr 2017, 20:00 EDTM51 is well placed
14 Apr 2018, 20:00 EDTM51 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.4) 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 at around 05:54, 55° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 20:03 (EDT), 14° above your northern horizon.

Ashburn

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