Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 3.7) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 01:21 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 16° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 37° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:21.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 3.8) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 01:27 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 17° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 36° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:21.

Rise18:37
Set07:24

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 34° above your south-western horizon.

18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2019  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise20:39
Set05:58

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible between 23:02 and 03:35. It will become accessible at around 23:02, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:20, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:35 when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:15
Set08:07

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 42° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:30
Set08:15

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 43° above your south-western horizon.

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

Globular Clusters

Rise18:20
Set06:03

M10 (mag 5.0) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:13, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:14, when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

05 Jun 2018  –  M10 is well placed
06 Jun 2019  –  M10 is well placed
Rise15:22
Set08:30

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 66° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 39° above your western horizon.

02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
Rise19:08
Set04:08

M4 (mag 5.9) is visible between 22:16 and 01:00. It will become accessible at around 22:16, when it rises 21° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:36, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 01:00 when it sinks to 21° above your southern horizon.

28 May 2018  –  M4 is well placed
17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
Rise16:21
Set04:45

M5 (mag 6.0) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 52° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:31, 53° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:48, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

11 May 2018  –  M5 is well placed
12 May 2019  –  M5 is well placed
Rise18:03
Set06:00

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:59, 49° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:00, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

03 Jun 2018  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
Rise21:09
Set06:31

M22 (mag 6.2) is visible between 00:06 and 03:38. It will become accessible at around 00:06, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:52, 27° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:38 when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

30 Jun 2017  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
Rise22:45
Set10:49

M2 (mag 6.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:45 (EDT) – 6 hours and 57 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 49° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:21.

14 Aug 2017  –  M2 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
Rise13:07
Set04:46

M3 (mag 6.4) will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 73° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 12 minutes after the Sun at 04:46.

17 Apr 2018  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Rise21:58
Set11:29

M15 (mag 6.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:58 (EDT) – 7 hours and 44 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 62° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:21.

13 Aug 2017  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2018  –  M15 is well placed
Rise15:05
Set09:57

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 60° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 48° above your north-western horizon.

Galaxies

Rise22:47
Set17:05

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:47 (EDT) – 6 hours and 55 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 49° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:22.

01 Oct 2017  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Rise00:50
Set16:47

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:50 (EDT) – 4 hours and 52 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 34° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:21.

14 Oct 2017  –  M33 is well placed
14 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 at dusk, becoming accessible at around 21:55 (EDT), 42° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 18° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 73° above your northern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 04:05 when it dips 25° above your north-western horizon.

Rise14:28
Set01:21

M104 (mag 8.0) will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 47 minutes after the Sun at 01:21.

Rise22:41
Set17:06

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:41 (EDT) – 7 hours and 1 minute before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 49° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:21.

Rise22:50
Set17:01

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:50 (EDT) – 6 hours and 52 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 48° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:21.

Rise10:58
Set05:14

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 68° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 40 minutes after the Sun at 05:14.

Rise10:29
Set07:00

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 10 hours and 26 minutes after the Sun at 07:00.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.4) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at dusk, becoming accessible at around 21:55 (EDT), 28° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 15° above your northern horizon.

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