Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise11:55
Set03:11

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:43 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 61° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:31, 72° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:52, when it sinks below 12° above your western horizon.

17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
Rise17:07
Set07:43

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible between 18:42 and 06:08. It will become accessible around 18:42, when it rises to an altitude of 16° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:27, 68° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 06:08 when it sinks below 15° above your western horizon.

31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
Rise15:31
Set03:10

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:18, 44° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:25, when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise16:25
Set04:01

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible between 18:10 and 02:16. It will become accessible around 18:10, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:11, 44° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:16 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise03:09
Set15:54

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:09 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

18 Jun 2020  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2021  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) will become visible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your northern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 02:26 when it dips 18° above your north-western horizon.

Rise18:08
Set04:34

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible between 20:07 and 02:36. It will become accessible around 20:07, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:19, 34° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:36 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

14 Jan 2021  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2022  –  M47 is well placed
Rise17:43
Set03:19

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible between 19:59 and 01:03. It will become accessible around 19:59, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:29, 28° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 01:03 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jan 2021  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2022  –  M41 is well placed
Rise03:46
Set16:38

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:46 (EST) – 3 hours and 28 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 25° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

Rise04:02
Set16:46

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:02 (EST) – 3 hours and 12 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 22° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise15:55
Set04:39

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:15, 53° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:52, when it sinks below 19° above your western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 73° above your northern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:06, 73° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:54, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise00:54
Set13:14

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:54 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 48° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

17 Jul 2020  –  M55 is well placed
14 Apr 2021  –  M51 is well placed
Rise23:37
Set17:13

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:37 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 61° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
Rise02:36
Set14:29

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:36 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 35° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

03 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
Rise21:27
Set13:25

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:45, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:28, 77° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 75° above your south-western horizon.

14 Oct 2020  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
Rise23:11
Set18:49

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:11 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 57° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
11 Jun 2021  –  M92 is well placed
Rise02:54
Set14:31

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:54 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 32° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

05 Jun 2020  –  M10 is well placed
01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise07:00
Set01:57

M31 (mag 3.4) will become visible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 71° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:57.

01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise09:09
Set01:31

M33 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 75° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:31.

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 01:42, 62° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 18:07 (EST), 30° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 46° above your north-western horizon.

19 Feb 2020  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2021  –  M81 is well placed
Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:19, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:49, 76° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 76° above your northern horizon.

22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2021  –  M101 is well placed
Rise23:00
Set09:48

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:20, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:26, 37° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 32° above your south-western horizon.

01 Apr 2020  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed
Rise06:53
Set01:59

M110 (mag 8.1) will become visible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 70° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:59.

01 Oct 2020  –  M110 is well placed
01 Oct 2021  –  M110 is well placed
Rise07:04
Set01:53

M32 (mag 8.1) will become visible around 18:07 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 71° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:53.

01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M32 is well placed
Rise19:08
Set14:02

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:09, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:37, 89° above your south-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 73° above your western horizon.

04 Apr 2020  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2021  –  M94 is well placed
Rise18:15
Set16:13

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:23, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:16, 83° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 79° above your north-western horizon.

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 23:20, 65° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 18:07 (EST), 41° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 32° above your north-western horizon.

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