Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise07:37
Set22:34

M45 (mag 1.6) will become visible at around 20:32 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 21° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 49 minutes after the Sun at 22:34.

17 Nov 2017  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
Rise12:47
Set03:12

M44 (mag 3.1) will become visible at around 20:49 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 67° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 27 minutes after the Sun at 03:12.

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

NGC869 (mag 3.7) will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:50 when it dips 17° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 3.8) will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:51 when it dips 17° above your north-western horizon.

Rise11:59
Set23:33

NGC2232 (mag 3.9) will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 48 minutes after the Sun at 23:33.

Rise11:04
Set22:42

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 19° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 57 minutes after the Sun at 22:42.

Rise22:41
Set11:28

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:23, when it rises 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:06, 56° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 56° above your southern horizon.

18 Jun 2017  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise13:39
Set00:13

M47 (mag 4.4) will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 28 minutes after the Sun at 00:13.

14 Jan 2018  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2019  –  M47 is well placed
Rise00:47
Set10:02

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:47 (EDT) – 5 hours and 39 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 26° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

Rise23:19
Set12:11

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:19 (EDT) – 7 hours and 7 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 56° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

Rise23:34
Set12:19

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:34 (EDT) – 6 hours and 52 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 55° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

01 Jul 2017  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise11:31
Set00:13

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 28 minutes after the Sun at 00:13.

Globular Clusters

Rise22:23
Set10:07

M10 (mag 5.0) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:17, when it rises 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:17, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 44° above your southern horizon.

05 Jun 2017  –  M10 is well placed
05 Jun 2018  –  M10 is well placed
Rise19:26
Set12:33

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:55, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:02, 87° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 74° above your western horizon.

01 Jun 2017  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
Rise23:12
Set08:12

M4 (mag 5.9) is visible between 02:23 and 05:04. It will become accessible at around 02:23, when it rises 21° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:44, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 05:04 when it sinks to 21° above your southern horizon.

30 Jan 2018  –  M44 is well placed
28 May 2018  –  M4 is well placed
Rise20:25
Set08:48

M5 (mag 6.0) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:22, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:39, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 38° above your south-western horizon.

11 May 2017  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2018  –  M5 is well placed
Rise22:07
Set10:04

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:11, when it rises 22° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:07, 49° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 45° above your south-western horizon.

03 Jun 2017  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2018  –  M12 is well placed
Rise01:17
Set10:35

M22 (mag 6.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:17 (EDT) – 5 hours and 9 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 26° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

30 Jun 2017  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
Rise02:52
Set14:53

M2 (mag 6.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:52 (EDT) – 3 hours and 34 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 26° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

14 Aug 2017  –  M2 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
Rise17:11
Set08:50

M3 (mag 6.4) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 36° above your western horizon.

17 Apr 2018  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Rise02:06
Set15:32

M15 (mag 6.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:06 (EDT) – 4 hours and 20 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 36° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

13 Aug 2017  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2018  –  M15 is well placed
Rise19:09
Set14:01

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:17, when it rises 22° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:37, 85° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 81° above your north-western horizon.

Galaxies

Rise02:54
Set21:08

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:54 (EDT) – 3 hours and 32 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 17° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:19.

01 Oct 2017  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Circumpolar

M81 (mag 6.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 21:13, 59° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT), 59° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 26° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 48° above your north-western horizon.

Rise18:32
Set05:25

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible between 21:02 and 02:56. It will become accessible at around 21:02, when it rises 24° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:57, 39° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 02:56 when it sinks to 25° above your south-western horizon.

Rise15:02
Set09:17

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 52° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 33° above your north-western horizon.

Rise14:33
Set11:04

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:54 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 41° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.4) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at dusk, becoming accessible at around 20:54 (EDT), 58° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:18, 16° above your northern horizon.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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