Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Cambridge
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Open Clusters

Rise07:39
Set22:59

M45 (mag 1.3) will become visible around 20:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 40 minutes after the Sun at 22:59.

18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
Rise12:51
Set03:34

M44 (mag 3.1) will become visible around 20:25 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 67° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 03:34.

31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
Rise11:19
Set22:53

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 34 minutes after the Sun at 22:53.

Rise12:13
Set23:44

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:44.

Rise22:51
Set11:43

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:51 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 53° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

18 Jun 2019  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2020  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 22:22 when it dips 18° above your north-western horizon.

Rise13:58
Set00:20

M47 (mag 4.4) will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:20.

15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2021  –  M47 is well placed
Rise13:34
Set22:59

M41 (mag 4.5) will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 19° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 40 minutes after the Sun at 22:59.

02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
01 Jan 2021  –  M41 is well placed
Rise01:11
Set10:03

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:11 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 22° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

Rise23:29
Set12:27

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:29 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 52° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

Rise23:44
Set12:35

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:44 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 50° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

02 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise11:41
Set00:28

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:28.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:48 when it dips 22° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise01:41
Set10:37

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:41 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 22° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
Rise23:37
Set08:12

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible between 03:29 and 04:24. It will become accessible around 03:29, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 03:57, 21° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:24 when it sinks below 20° above your southern horizon.

31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
28 May 2020  –  M4 is well placed
Rise20:37
Set09:02

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:38, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:52, 49° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 39° above your south-western horizon.

17 Jul 2019  –  M55 is well placed
14 Apr 2020  –  M51 is well placed
Rise19:16
Set13:09

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:58, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:15, 84° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 78° above your south-western horizon.

02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
Rise22:20
Set10:16

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:30, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:20, 45° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 44° above your southern horizon.

03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
Rise17:10
Set09:18

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:16, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 42° above your western horizon.

15 Oct 2019  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2020  –  M3 is well placed
Rise02:14
Set15:51

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:14 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 30° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
Rise18:43
Set14:53

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:09, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:50, 89° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 87° above your western horizon.

11 Jun 2019  –  M92 is well placed
10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
Rise22:38
Set10:18

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:50, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:30, 43° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 42° above your southern horizon.

01 Apr 2020  –  M104 is well placed
22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed

Galaxies

Circumpolar

M81 (mag 6.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 21:26, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 20:30 (EDT), 62° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 31° 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 all night. It will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 54° above your north-western horizon.

23 Apr 2019  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
Rise18:50
Set05:34

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible between 21:09 and 03:14. It will become accessible around 21:09, when it rises to an altitude of 22° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:14, 36° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:14 when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

01 Apr 2020  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed
Rise14:42
Set10:03

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:24, 88° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 39° above your north-western horizon.

04 Apr 2020  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2021  –  M94 is well placed
Circumpolar

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:03, 85° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 47° above your north-western horizon.

14 Apr 2019  –  M51 is well placed
14 Apr 2020  –  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 dusk, becoming accessible around 20:30 (EDT), 64° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 20° above your northern horizon.

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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