Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise16:02
Set06:59

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:35 (EST), 15° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:30, 75° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:43, when it sinks below 12° above your western horizon.

17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2022  –  M45 is well placed
Rise21:13
Set11:35

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:45, when it reaches an altitude of 15° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:24, 70° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:03, 61° above your south-western horizon.

30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2022  –  M44 is well placed
Rise19:33
Set07:10

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible between 21:14 and 05:29. It will become accessible around 21:14, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:22, 46° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:29 when it sinks below 17° above your western horizon.

Rise20:28
Set08:03

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:09, when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:15, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 21° above your south-western horizon.

Rise07:11
Set19:54

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 21° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 3 minutes after the Sun at 19:54.

18 Jun 2021  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2022  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 47° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 19° above your north-western horizon.

Rise22:06
Set08:35

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:59, when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:21, 36° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 25° above your south-western horizon.

14 Jan 2021  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2022  –  M47 is well placed
Rise21:40
Set07:23

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible between 23:48 and 05:15. It will become accessible around 23:48, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:31, 30° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:15 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jan 2021  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2022  –  M41 is well placed
Rise07:46
Set20:34

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 29° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 43 minutes after the Sun at 20:34.

Rise08:00
Set20:42

IC4756 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 31° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 51 minutes after the Sun at 20:42.

01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
02 Jul 2022  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise20:00
Set08:38

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:44, when it reaches an altitude of 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:19, 55° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 29° above your western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 46° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:04, 71° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:31, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise03:55
Set20:59

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 26° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 20:59.

02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
Rise01:40
Set17:15

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:40 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 46° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:59.

15 Oct 2021  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2022  –  M3 is well placed
Rise10:28
Set23:55

M15 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 61° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:55.

14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2022  –  M15 is well placed
Rise03:38
Set22:26

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 35° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:26.

Rise11:18
Set23:19

M2 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 49° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:19.

01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise11:18
Set05:32

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:59 (EST), 61° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:25, 87° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:14, when it sinks below 16° above your north-western horizon.

02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2022  –  M31 is well placed
Rise13:16
Set05:14

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:59 (EST), 48° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:15, 81° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:00, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

15 Oct 2021  –  M33 is well placed
15 Oct 2022  –  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 05:43, 59° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 18° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 59° above your northern horizon.

Rise15:57
Set01:04

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 18:56 and 22:05. It will become accessible around 18:56, when it rises to an altitude of 22° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 20:31, 25° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 22:05 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 02:35 (EST), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 49° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:59.

Rise02:59
Set13:48

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:59 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 28° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:59.

Rise11:13
Set05:35

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:59 (EST), 62° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:24, 87° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:42, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise11:21
Set05:29

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:59 (EST), 61° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:25, 88° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:39, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise23:31
Set17:43

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:31 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 60° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:59.

Rise23:01
Set19:29

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:01 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 53° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:59.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 03:21, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:59 (EST), 18° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 55° above your north-western horizon.

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