Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Cambridge
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Open Clusters

Rise18:21
Set07:09

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 37° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:45, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 36° above your south-western horizon.

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

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 00:46 (EDT), when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 37° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 03:37.

Rise20:39
Set05:32

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible between 23:23 and 02:48. It will become accessible around 23:23, when it rises to an altitude of 19° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:05, 23° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:48 when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:00
Set07:54

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 31° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:27, 54° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 43° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:15
Set08:01

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 28° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:38, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 44° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 01:27 (EDT), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 36° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 03:37.

Globular Clusters

Rise21:09
Set06:05

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible between 00:05 and 03:09. It will become accessible around 00:05, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:37, 23° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:09 when it sinks below 20° above your south-western horizon.

30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
Rise19:04
Set03:35

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible between 22:52 and 23:47. It will become accessible around 22:52, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:20, 21° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 23:47 when it sinks below 20° above your southern horizon.

28 May 2021  –  M4 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
Rise16:03
Set04:24

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:53 (EDT), 49° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:13, 49° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:24, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

11 May 2021  –  M5 is well placed
17 Jul 2021  –  M55 is well placed
Rise14:41
Set08:31

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 68° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:36, 84° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 44° above your western horizon.

02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
Rise17:47
Set05:39

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:53 (EDT), 39° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:43, 45° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:33, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2022  –  M12 is well placed
Rise12:35
Set04:39

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 69° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 04:39.

17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise21:40
Set11:17

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:40 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 57° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 03:37.

13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
Rise14:11
Set10:18

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 64° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:15, 89° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 53° above your western horizon.

Rise22:31
Set10:31

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:31 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 45° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 03:37.

30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
Rise18:07
Set05:43

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:53 (EDT), 35° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:55, 43° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:35, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

Galaxies

Rise22:02
Set17:22

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:02 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 45° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 03:37.

01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise00:17
Set16:47

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:17 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 03:37.

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 dusk, becoming accessible around 21:53 (EDT), 44° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 22° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 75° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 28° above your north-western horizon.

Rise14:16
Set00:56

M104 (mag 8.0) will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 27° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:56.

Rise21:52
Set17:22

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:52 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 46° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 03:37.

Rise22:06
Set17:17

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:06 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 45° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 03:37.

Rise10:08
Set05:24

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 66° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 05:24.

Circumpolar

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible around 21:53 (EDT), 74° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at --:--.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at dusk, becoming accessible around 21:53 (EDT), 30° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:37, 18° above your northern horizon.

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