Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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San Diego
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Open clusters

Rise00:02
Set14:21

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:02 (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 65° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:27.

17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2022  –  M45 is well placed
Rise16:58
Set01:33

M7 (mag 3.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:37 (PDT), 21° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:16, 22° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:18, when it sinks below 16° above your south-western horizon.

20 Jun 2022  –  M7 is well placed
20 Jun 2023  –  M7 is well placed
Rise16:34
Set01:30

M6 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:39 (PDT), 24° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:02, 25° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:10, when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

17 Jun 2022  –  M6 is well placed
07 Jun 2023  –  M62 is well placed
Rise03:08
Set14:50

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:08 (PDT) – 2 hours and 59 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

Rise14:51
Set03:26

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:39 (PDT), 62° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:08, 62° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:55, when it sinks below 18° above your western horizon.

18 Jun 2022  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2023  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise16:31
Set02:22

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:39 (PDT), 31° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:26, 32° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:22, when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise15:29
Set04:08

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:39 (PDT), 59° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:49, 63° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:34, when it sinks below 19° above your western horizon.

Rise15:44
Set04:17

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:39 (PDT), 56° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:00, 62° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:43, when it sinks below 19° above your western horizon.

02 Jul 2022  –  IC4756 is well placed
02 Jul 2023  –  IC4756 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 5.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at --:-- (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 64° above the northern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at --:-- (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 64° above the northern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

Globular clusters

Rise17:01
Set02:55

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:39 (PDT), 30° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:58, 33° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:48, when it sinks below 20° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2023  –  M22 is well placed
Rise14:57
Set00:34

M4 (mag 5.4) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 29° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:34.

28 May 2022  –  M4 is well placed
18 Nov 2022  –  M45 is well placed
Rise12:33
Set00:49

M5 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 48° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:49.

17 Jul 2022  –  M55 is well placed
12 May 2023  –  M5 is well placed
Rise12:06
Set04:01

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 81° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 04:01.

02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2023  –  M13 is well placed
Rise14:11
Set02:07

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 54° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:07.

03 Jun 2022  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2023  –  M12 is well placed
Rise09:40
Set00:29

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 43° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:29.

17 Apr 2022  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2022  –  M31 is well placed
Rise18:20
Set07:30

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 29° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:55, 69° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 29° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2022  –  M15 is well placed
Rise18:29
Set03:34

M55 (mag 6.3) is visible between 21:21 and 00:42. It will become accessible around 21:21, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:01, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 00:42 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

17 Jul 2022  –  M55 is well placed
17 Jul 2023  –  M55 is well placed
Rise15:47
Set00:59

M62 (mag 6.4) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 27° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:59.

07 Jun 2022  –  M62 is well placed
07 Jun 2023  –  M62 is well placed
Rise12:06
Set05:12

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 79° above your northern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 05:12.

Rise18:58
Set06:59

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:47, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:59, 56° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 23° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2023  –  M22 is well placed
Rise14:27
Set02:11

M10 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 52° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:11.

Galaxies

Rise19:46
Set12:29

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:43, when it reaches an altitude of 16° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:07, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:05, 75° above your north-western horizon.

02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2022  –  M31 is well placed
Rise21:25
Set12:31

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:27, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:58, 87° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 87° above your south-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 dusk, becoming accessible around 20:39 (PDT), 23° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 19° above your northern horizon.

Rise23:20
Set09:05

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:43, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:12, 31° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 30° above your southern horizon.

Rise07:00
Set03:51

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 49° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 03:51.

Rise19:41
Set12:29

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:10, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:05, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 75° above your north-western horizon.

Rise07:53
Set00:34

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 37° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:34.

Rise07:51
Set01:54

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible around 20:39 (PDT), 45° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:54.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 03:41 (PDT), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 29° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:04.

Rise19:48
Set12:27

M32 (mag 9.0) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:15, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:07, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:04, 76° above your north-western horizon.

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