Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise16:39
Set07:40

M45 (mag 1.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58, when it rises 12° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:11, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:06, 15° above your western horizon.

17 Nov 2017  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
Rise21:47
Set12:15

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:19, when it rises 15° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:03, 70° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:50, 68° above your south-western horizon.

30 Jan 2017  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2018  –  M44 is well placed
Rise20:58
Set08:37

NGC2232 (mag 3.9) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:36, when it rises 17° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:50, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 30° above your south-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.0) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 41° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 24° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 4.0) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 41° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 24° above your north-western horizon.

Rise07:46
Set20:29

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 39 minutes after the Sun at 20:29.

18 Jun 2017  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise22:41
Set09:14

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:38, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:00, 36° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 31° above your south-western horizon.

14 Jan 2017  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2018  –  M47 is well placed
Rise22:14
Set08:02

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:26, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:10, 30° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 20° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jan 2017  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2018  –  M41 is well placed
Rise20:06
Set07:47

NGC1981 (mag 4.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:51, when it rises 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:59, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 22° above your south-western horizon.

Rise08:25
Set21:13

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 23 minutes after the Sun at 21:13.

Rise20:33
Set09:14

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:17, when it rises 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:56, 55° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 38° above your south-western horizon.

Rise08:39
Set21:21

IC4756 (mag 5.0) will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 31 minutes after the Sun at 21:21.

01 Jul 2017  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed

Globular Clusters

Rise04:31
Set21:35

M13 (mag 5.9) will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 45 minutes after the Sun at 21:35.

01 Jun 2017  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
Rise02:17
Set17:52

M3 (mag 6.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:17 (EST) – 4 hours and 36 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 36° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:45.

14 Oct 2017  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2018  –  M3 is well placed
Rise11:07
Set00:38

M15 (mag 6.4) will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 63° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 48 minutes after the Sun at 00:38.

13 Aug 2017  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2018  –  M15 is well placed
Rise11:54
Set23:54

M2 (mag 6.5) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 17:54, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 21:50, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

30 Jun 2017  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
Rise04:14
Set23:03

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 42° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 13 minutes after the Sun at 23:03.

Galaxies

Rise11:56
Set06:14

M31 (mag 3.5) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:03, 87° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:56, when it sinks to 17° above your north-western horizon.

01 Oct 2017  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Rise13:55
Set05:57

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:54, 81° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:43, when it sinks to 21° above your western horizon.

14 Oct 2017  –  M33 is well placed
15 Oct 2018  –  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 at around 05:45, 59° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 17:58 (EST), 18° above your northern horizon.

Rise16:34
Set01:45

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 20:09 and 22:07. It will become accessible at around 20:09, when it rises 24° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:08, 25° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 22:07 when it sinks to 24° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.7) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 03:40 (EST), when it rises to an altitude of 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 41° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:45.

Rise11:50
Set06:15

M110 (mag 8.0) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:01, 87° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:03, when it sinks to 25° above your north-western horizon.

Rise11:59
Set06:11

M32 (mag 8.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:03, 88° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:03, when it sinks to 25° above your north-western horizon.

Rise00:07
Set18:19

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:07 (EST) – 6 hours and 46 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 50° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:45.

Rise23:34
Set20:06

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:34 (EST) – 7 hours and 19 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 45° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:45.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.4) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 04:00, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 17:58 (EST), 17° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:45, 59° above your northern horizon.

Ashburn

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77.49°W
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