Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Ashburn
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Open Clusters

Rise10:34
Set01:35

M45 (mag 1.3) will become visible at around 18:31 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 47 minutes after the Sun at 01:35.

17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
Rise15:44
Set06:09

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:49 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 34° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:55, 70° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:37, when it sinks to 16° above your western horizon.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
Rise14:01
Set01:42

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:50, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:58, when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise14:55
Set02:34

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:43, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:53, when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise01:42
Set14:24

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:42 (EST) – 5 hours and 17 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 45° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

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

NGC869 (mag 4.3) will become visible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 61° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 00:38 when it dips 18° above your north-western horizon.

Rise16:36
Set03:10

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:51, 36° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:16, when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.

14 Jan 2019  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
Rise16:09
Set01:56

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:00, 30° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:44, when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.

02 Jan 2019  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
Rise02:20
Set15:08

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:20 (EST) – 4 hours and 39 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 39° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

Rise02:35
Set15:16

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:35 (EST) – 4 hours and 24 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 36° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise14:27
Set03:09

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:46, 55° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:25, when it sinks to 19° above your western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) will become visible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 61° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 00:08 when it dips 22° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise02:12
Set11:08

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:12 (EST) – 4 hours and 47 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
28 May 2019  –  M4 is well placed
Rise23:22
Set11:45

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:20, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:36, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 52° above your southern horizon.

17 Jul 2018  –  M55 is well placed
12 May 2019  –  M5 is well placed
Rise22:23
Set15:30

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:23 (EST) – 8 hours and 36 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 76° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
Rise01:07
Set13:01

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:07 (EST) – 5 hours and 52 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 45° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

03 Jun 2018  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
Rise20:08
Set11:47

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:21, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:59, 79° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 64° above your western horizon.

14 Oct 2018  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2019  –  M3 is well placed
Rise22:06
Set16:58

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:06 (EST) – 8 hours and 53 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 70° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

Rise01:24
Set13:04

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:24 (EST) – 5 hours and 35 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 42° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

Galaxies

Rise05:51
Set00:09

M31 (mag 3.4) will become visible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 21 minutes after the Sun at 00:09.

02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Rise07:50
Set23:48

M33 (mag 5.7) will become visible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 51° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 0 minutes after the Sun at 23:48.

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 00:13, 59° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:53 (EST), 39° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 37° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:06, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:20, 74° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 68° above your north-western horizon.

Rise21:29
Set08:22

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:38, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:57, 39° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 25° above your south-western horizon.

Rise05:45
Set00:11

M110 (mag 8.1) will become visible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 23 minutes after the Sun at 00:11.

Rise05:54
Set00:06

M32 (mag 8.1) will become visible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 18 minutes after the Sun at 00:06.

Rise17:58
Set12:14

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 20:49, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:08, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 59° above your western horizon.

Rise17:29
Set14:01

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:05, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:47, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 66° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 21:51, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:53 (EST), 53° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 24° above your north-western horizon.

Ashburn

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77.49°W
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