Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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San Diego
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Open clusters

Rise12:44
Set00:24

NGC1977 (mag 0.0) is visible from soon after it rises, at 12:44, until soon before it sets at 00:24.

Rise10:41
Set00:11

Collinder 50 (mag 1.0) will become visible at around 18:21 (PST), 69° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:11.

Rise09:37
Set23:56

M45 (mag 1.3) will become visible at around 18:24 (PST), 66° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:56.

Rise16:40
Set00:47

NGC2451 (mag 2.8) is visible between 19:04 and 22:23. It will become accessible at around 19:04, when it rises to an altitude of 15° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 20:44, 19° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 22:23 when it sinks below 15° above your southern horizon.

Rise14:43
Set04:35

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:41 (PST), 48° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:39, 76° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:10, when it sinks below 16° above your western horizon.

Rise02:37
Set11:12

M7 (mag 3.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:37 (PST) – 3 hours and 34 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 18° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:15.

Rise12:45
Set00:23

M42 (mag 4.0) will become visible at around 18:45 (PST), 51° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:23.

Rise02:13
Set11:09

M6 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:13 (PST) – 3 hours and 58 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 21° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise13:36
Set01:17

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:45 (PST), 51° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:27, 52° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:44, when it sinks below 18° above your western horizon.

Rise00:30
Set13:04

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:30 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 55° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Circumpolar

Caldwell 14 (mag 4.3) will become visible at around 18:45 (PST), 47° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at --:--.

Rise15:10
Set02:00

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:45 (PST), 35° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:35, 42° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:18, when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise14:38
Set00:51

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:45 (PST), 34° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:45, 36° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:00, when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise01:08
Set13:47

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:08 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 49° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise01:23
Set13:56

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:23 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 46° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Globular clusters

Rise02:40
Set12:34

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:40 (PST) – 3 hours and 31 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise00:36
Set10:13

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:36 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 30° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise22:12
Set10:28

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:57, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:20, 59° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:13, 56° above your south-western horizon.

Rise21:45
Set13:40

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:45 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 82° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise23:50
Set11:46

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:50 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 54° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise19:19
Set10:08

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:20, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:44, 85° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:13, 57° above your western horizon.

Rise01:26
Set10:38

M62 (mag 6.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:26 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 26° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise21:45
Set14:51

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:45 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 73° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Rise00:06
Set11:50

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:06 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 51° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

Galaxies

Rise05:21
Set22:04

M31 (mag 3.4) will become visible at around 18:44 (PST), 30° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:04.

Rise07:00
Set22:06

M33 (mag 5.8) will become visible at around 18:45 (PST), 37° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:06.

Circumpolar

M81 (mag 6.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 22:54, 53° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:45 (PST), 40° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:13, 28° above your north-western horizon.

Rise22:02
Set07:15

M83 (mag 7.2) is visible between 00:46 and 04:31. It will become accessible at around 00:46, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:38, 27° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 04:31 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

Rise16:39
Set13:30

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:34, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:04, 68° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:13, 58° above your north-western horizon.

Rise17:32
Set10:13

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 19:59, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:52, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:13, 49° above your north-western horizon.

Rise17:30
Set11:33

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:22, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:31, 75° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:13, 56° above your north-western horizon.

Rise20:09
Set07:14

M104 (mag 8.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:05, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:41, 45° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:13, 22° above your south-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 18:45 (PST), 53° above your northern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:35, 57° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:54, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Nebulae

Rise13:15
Set01:47

Caldwell 49 (mag 0.0) is visible from soon after it rises, at 13:15, until soon before it sets at 01:47.

Rise02:09
Set12:00

M8 (mag 5.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:09 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 26° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:13.

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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