Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Ashburn
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Open Clusters

Rise09:00
Set23:21

M44 (mag 3.1) will become visible at around 21:51 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 16° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 45 minutes after the Sun at 23:21.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
Rise18:54
Set07:40

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 36° above your south-western horizon.

18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2019  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 01:51 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 35° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

Rise20:56
Set06:14

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible between 23:18 and 03:52. It will become accessible at around 23:18, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:37, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:52 when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:32
Set08:24

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 44° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:47
Set08:32

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 45° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 02:28 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 35° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

Globular Clusters

Rise21:26
Set06:48

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible between 23:58 and 04:16. It will become accessible at around 23:58, when it rises 20° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:09, 27° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 04:16 when it sinks to 20° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise19:24
Set04:25

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible between 22:18 and 01:31. It will become accessible at around 22:18, when it rises 20° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:53, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 01:31 when it sinks to 20° above your southern horizon.

28 May 2019  –  M4 is well placed
18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
Rise16:38
Set05:01

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 51° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:48, 53° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:07, when it sinks to 21° above your western horizon.

12 May 2019  –  M5 is well placed
17 Jul 2019  –  M55 is well placed
Rise15:39
Set08:46

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 63° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 41° above your western horizon.

02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
Rise18:20
Set06:17

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:20, 49° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:17, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
02 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
Rise13:24
Set05:03

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 75° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 27 minutes after the Sun at 05:03.

17 Apr 2019  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Rise22:15
Set11:45

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:15 (EDT) – 7 hours and 30 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 61° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

14 Aug 2018  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
Rise15:22
Set10:14

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 57° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 50° above your north-western horizon.

Rise23:01
Set11:06

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:01 (EDT) – 6 hours and 44 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 48° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise18:36
Set06:20

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 34° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:30, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:19, when it sinks to 21° above your south-western horizon.

Galaxies

Rise23:03
Set17:21

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:03 (EDT) – 6 hours and 42 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 46° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:24.

02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Rise01:06
Set17:04

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:06 (EDT) – 4 hours and 39 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 32° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

14 Oct 2018  –  M33 is well placed
15 Oct 2019  –  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 21:57 (EDT), 43° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 18° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 24° above your north-western horizon.

Rise14:45
Set01:38

M104 (mag 8.0) will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 2 minutes after the Sun at 01:38.

Rise22:57
Set17:23

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:57 (EDT) – 6 hours and 48 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 46° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

Rise23:07
Set17:18

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:07 (EDT) – 6 hours and 38 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 46° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:23.

Rise11:15
Set05:30

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 71° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 54 minutes after the Sun at 05:30.

Rise10:46
Set07:17

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible at around 21:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 76° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 10 hours and 41 minutes after the Sun at 07:17.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at dusk, becoming accessible at around 21:57 (EDT), 30° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 15° above your northern horizon.

Ashburn

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77.49°W
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