Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise15:08
Set06:23

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 22:44, 72° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:04, when it sinks below 12° above your western horizon.

17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
Rise20:20
Set10:56

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:54, when it reaches an altitude of 16° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:40, 68° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:57, 53° above your south-western horizon.

31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
Rise18:43
Set06:22

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible between 20:28 and 04:38. It will become accessible around 20:28, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:35, 44° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:38 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:38
Set07:14

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible between 21:22 and 05:29. It will become accessible around 21:22, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:28, 44° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:29 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 21:15, 74° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:39, when it sinks below 18° above your north-western horizon.

Rise21:21
Set07:47

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible between 23:20 and 05:48. It will become accessible around 23:20, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:36, 34° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:48 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2021  –  M47 is well placed
Rise20:56
Set06:32

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible between 23:12 and 04:16. It will become accessible around 23:12, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:46, 28° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:16 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
01 Jan 2021  –  M41 is well placed
Rise06:59
Set19:51

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 27 minutes after the Sun at 19:51.

Rise07:14
Set19:59

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 35 minutes after the Sun at 19:59.

01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise19:07
Set07:52

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:55, when it reaches an altitude of 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:32, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 22° 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 21:19, 73° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:06, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise02:54
Set20:25

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 1 minute after the Sun at 20:25 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:54 – 4 hours and 11 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 24° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
Rise00:44
Set16:37

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:44 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 53° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

14 Oct 2020  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
Rise09:41
Set23:14

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 23:14.

13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
Rise02:28
Set22:02

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 38 minutes after the Sun at 22:02 (EST). In the morning, it will rise at 02:28 – 4 hours and 37 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 22° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
11 Jun 2021  –  M92 is well placed
Rise10:30
Set22:31

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 22:31.

14 Aug 2020  –  M2 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise10:13
Set05:10

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 19:39, 89° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:42, when it sinks below 16° above your north-western horizon.

01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise12:21
Set04:43

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 20:30, 79° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:24, when it sinks below 21° 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 at 04:55, 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, 61° above your northern horizon.

19 Feb 2020  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2021  –  M81 is well placed
Rise15:18
Set00:14

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 18:42 and 20:47. It will become accessible around 18:42, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 19:44, 23° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 20:47 when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 01:36 (EST), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 55° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:53.

22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2021  –  M101 is well placed
Rise02:17
Set13:00

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:17 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

01 Apr 2020  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed
Rise10:06
Set05:12

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 19:37, 89° above your north-eastern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:07, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

01 Oct 2020  –  M110 is well placed
01 Oct 2021  –  M110 is well placed
Rise10:17
Set05:06

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 19:39, 89° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:06, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M32 is well placed
Rise22:20
Set17:15

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:20 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 67° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

04 Apr 2020  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2021  –  M94 is well placed
Rise21:27
Set19:26

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:27 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 61° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

14 Apr 2020  –  M51 is well placed
14 Apr 2021  –  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 02:36, 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.

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