Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Ashburn
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Open Clusters

Rise19:18
Set10:19

M45 (mag 1.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 20:37, when it rises 12° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:50, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:40, 40° above your western horizon.

17 Nov 2017  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
Rise00:32
Set14:53

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:32 (EDT) – 6 hours and 53 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 64° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:25.

30 Jan 2018  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 3.7) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:20, 39° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 3.8) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:20, 40° above your north-western horizon.

Rise23:39
Set11:18

NGC2232 (mag 3.9) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:21, when it rises 16° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:30, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:20, 44° above your southern horizon.

Rise22:45
Set10:26

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:30, when it rises 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:38, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:20, 40° above your south-western horizon.

Rise10:26
Set23:08

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 42° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 51 minutes after the Sun at 23:08.

18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2019  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise01:24
Set11:54

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:24 (EDT) – 6 hours and 1 minute before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 36° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:20.

14 Jan 2018  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2019  –  M47 is well placed
Rise00:57
Set10:40

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 03:05, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:48, 30° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:20, 29° above your southern horizon.

01 Jan 2018  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2019  –  M41 is well placed
Rise12:28
Set21:42

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 19° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 25 minutes after the Sun at 21:42.

Rise11:04
Set23:52

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 48° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 35 minutes after the Sun at 23:52.

Rise11:19
Set00:04

IC4756 (mag 4.6) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 47 minutes after the Sun at 00:04.

01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise23:11
Set11:53

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:00, when it rises 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:34, 55° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:20, 54° above your southern horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise10:08
Set21:47

M10 (mag 5.0) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 30 minutes after the Sun at 21:47.

05 Jun 2018  –  M10 is well placed
06 Jun 2019  –  M10 is well placed
Rise07:11
Set00:18

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 1 minute after the Sun at 00:18.

02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
Rise09:51
Set21:45

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 28 minutes after the Sun at 21:45.

03 Jun 2018  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
Rise12:58
Set22:16

M22 (mag 6.2) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 59 minutes after the Sun at 22:16.

01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise14:33
Set02:38

M2 (mag 6.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:33, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:39, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

15 Aug 2018  –  M2 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise13:47
Set03:17

M15 (mag 6.4) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 58° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:30, 63° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:20, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2018  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
Rise06:54
Set01:46

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 29 minutes after the Sun at 01:46.

Galaxies

Rise14:35
Set08:53

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:21 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:21, 19° above your north-western horizon.

02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Rise16:34
Set08:36

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:20, 21° above your western horizon.

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 shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight at around 06:20, 53° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT), 19° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 20:15 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon. At 05:54, it will return to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 25° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:20.

Rise14:29
Set08:54

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 41° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:40, 87° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 06:01, when it sinks to 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise14:38
Set08:50

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:42, 88° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 06:01, when it sinks to 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise02:46
Set20:58

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:46 (EDT) – 4 hours and 39 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 28° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:20.

Rise02:17
Set22:45

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:17 (EDT) – 5 hours and 8 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:20.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.4) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight at around 06:20, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT), 14° above your northern horizon.

Rise19:14
Set04:24

NGC253 (mag 14.0) is visible between 22:13 and 01:25. It will become accessible at around 22:13, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:47, 25° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 01:25 when it sinks to 21° above your south-western horizon.

Ashburn

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77.49°W
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