Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open clusters

Rise14:48
Set06:08

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 16:58 (EST), 21° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:28, 71° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:47, when it sinks below 12° above your western horizon.

18 Nov 2022  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2023  –  M45 is well placed
Rise20:04
Set10:43

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:41, when it reaches an altitude of 16° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:24, 67° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:48, 52° above your south-western horizon.

31 Jan 2022  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2023  –  M44 is well placed
Rise18:32
Set06:06

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible between 20:19 and 04:19. It will become accessible around 20:19, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:19, 43° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:19 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:27
Set06:57

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible between 21:14 and 05:10. It will become accessible around 21:14, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:12, 42° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:10 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise21:11
Set07:29

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible between 23:14 and 05:27. It will become accessible around 23:14, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:20, 33° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:27 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

15 Jan 2022  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2023  –  M47 is well placed
Rise20:47
Set06:12

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible between 23:09 and 03:51. It will become accessible around 23:09, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:30, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:51 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

02 Jan 2022  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2023  –  M41 is well placed
Rise06:42
Set19:36

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 23° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 25 minutes after the Sun at 19:36.

Rise06:58
Set19:44

IC4756 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 24° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 33 minutes after the Sun at 19:44.

02 Jul 2022  –  IC4756 is well placed
02 Jul 2023  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise18:55
Set07:37

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:44, when it reaches an altitude of 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:16, 52° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:44, 20° above your western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 5.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 53° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:00, 75° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:09, when it sinks below 20° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 52° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:03, 75° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:57, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Globular clusters

Rise02:29
Set20:19

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 23° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 8 minutes after the Sun at 20:19 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:29 – 4 hours and 27 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 26° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:44.

02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2023  –  M13 is well placed
Rise00:23
Set16:27

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:23 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 54° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:44.

15 Oct 2022  –  M33 is well placed
18 Apr 2023  –  M3 is well placed
Rise09:23
Set23:00

M15 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 55° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:00.

14 Aug 2022  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2023  –  M15 is well placed
Rise01:56
Set22:03

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 32° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 52 minutes after the Sun at 22:03 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 01:56 – 5 hours and 0 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 24° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:44.

Rise10:15
Set22:15

M2 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 44° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:15.

01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2023  –  M22 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise09:44
Set05:03

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:23 (EST), 67° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:24, 88° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:28, when it sinks below 16° above your north-western horizon.

02 Oct 2022  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2023  –  M31 is well placed
Rise11:59
Set04:30

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:23 (EST), 54° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:15, 78° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:07, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

15 Oct 2022  –  M33 is well placed
15 Oct 2023  –  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 04:39, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 21° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:44, 62° above your northern horizon.

Rise15:07
Set23:50

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 18:59 and 19:58. It will become accessible around 18:59, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 19:28, 22° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 19:58 when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 01:11 (EST), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 58° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:44.

Rise02:03
Set12:43

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:03 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:44.

Rise09:37
Set05:06

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:23 (EST), 68° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:21, 89° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:52, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise21:56
Set17:12

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:56 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 69° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:44.

Circumpolar

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at --:-- (EST) and reaching an altitude of 63° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:44.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 02:21, 66° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:23 (EST), 23° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:44, 53° above your north-western horizon.

Rise09:48
Set04:59

M32 (mag 9.0) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:23 (EST), 67° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:24, 88° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:51, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

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