Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open clusters

Rise10:33
Set00:55

M44 (mag 3.1) will become visible around 21:33 (EDT), 37° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:55.

31 Jan 2022  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2023  –  M44 is well placed
Rise20:31
Set09:14

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:09, when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:52, 56° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 49° above your south-western horizon.

18 Jun 2021  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2022  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise22:33
Set07:48

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:56, when it reaches an altitude of 19° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:10, 26° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 23° above your southern horizon.

Rise21:09
Set09:57

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:51, when it reaches an altitude of 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:33, 57° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 54° above your south-western horizon.

Rise21:24
Set10:05

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:06, when it reaches an altitude of 19° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:45, 56° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 54° above your southern horizon.

01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
02 Jul 2022  –  IC4756 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 5.3) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 03:44 (EDT), when it reaches an altitude of 20° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 25° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:32.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 04:01 (EDT), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 25° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:32.

Globular clusters

Rise23:03
Set08:21

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:35, when it reaches an altitude of 20° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:42, 27° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 25° above your southern horizon.

01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
Rise21:02
Set05:58

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible between 23:55 and 03:04. It will become accessible around 23:55, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:30, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:04 when it sinks below 20° above your southern horizon.

31 Jan 2022  –  M44 is well placed
28 May 2022  –  M4 is well placed
Rise18:15
Set06:35

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:38 (EDT), 37° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:25, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 22° above your western horizon.

12 May 2022  –  M5 is well placed
17 Jul 2022  –  M55 is well placed
Rise17:16
Set10:20

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:38 (EDT), 42° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:48, 87° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 57° above your western horizon.

02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
Rise19:57
Set07:50

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:56, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:53, 49° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 35° above your south-western horizon.

03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2022  –  M12 is well placed
Rise14:57
Set06:33

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:38 (EDT), 72° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:45, 79° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:20, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

17 Apr 2022  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2022  –  M31 is well placed
Rise23:52
Set13:19

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:52 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 51° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:32.

14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2022  –  M15 is well placed
Rise16:59
Set11:47

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:38 (EDT), 38° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:23, 85° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 65° above your western horizon.

Rise00:39
Set12:39

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:39 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 40° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:32.

01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
Rise20:14
Set07:53

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:14, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:03, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 34° above your south-western horizon.

Galaxies

Rise00:40
Set18:55

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:40 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:33.

02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2022  –  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 dusk, becoming accessible around 21:38 (EDT), 53° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 21° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:38 (EDT), 68° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 35° above your north-western horizon.

Rise16:18
Set03:07

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:38 (EDT), 39° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:43, 39° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:58, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

Rise00:34
Set18:56

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:34 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 32° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:32.

Rise12:48
Set07:00

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:38 (EDT), 86° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:54, 87° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:09, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise12:19
Set08:46

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:38 (EDT), 77° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:33, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 28° 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 dusk, becoming accessible around 21:38 (EDT), 41° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:32, 14° above your northern horizon.

Rise00:44
Set18:51

M32 (mag 9.0) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:44 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:32.

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