Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise07:03
Set22:23

M45 (mag 1.3) will become visible around 20:14 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 21° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 53 minutes after the Sun at 22:23.

17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
Rise12:17
Set02:57

M44 (mag 3.1) will become visible around 20:38 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 64° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:57.

30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2022  –  M44 is well placed
Rise11:39
Set23:10

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 40 minutes after the Sun at 23:10.

Rise22:21
Set11:09

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:05, when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:45, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 53° above your southern horizon.

18 Jun 2020  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2021  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:50 when it dips 18° above your north-western horizon. At 04:46, it will return to an altitude of 18° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 18° before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

Rise13:25
Set23:42

M47 (mag 4.4) will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:42.

14 Jan 2021  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2022  –  M47 is well placed
Rise00:39
Set09:32

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:39 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 23° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

Rise23:00
Set11:54

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:00 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 53° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

Rise23:15
Set12:01

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:15 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 51° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise11:07
Set23:49

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:49.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:16 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise01:09
Set10:05

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:09 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 22° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
Rise23:08
Set07:39

M4 (mag 5.4) is visible between 02:56 and 03:51. It will become accessible around 02:56, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 03:24, 21° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:51 when it sinks below 20° above your southern horizon.

30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
28 May 2021  –  M4 is well placed
Rise20:07
Set08:28

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:07, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:17, 49° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 37° above your south-western horizon.

14 Apr 2021  –  M51 is well placed
11 May 2021  –  M5 is well placed
Rise18:45
Set12:35

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:27, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:40, 84° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 76° above your western horizon.

01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
Rise21:51
Set09:43

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:57, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:47, 45° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 43° above your southern horizon.

03 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
Rise16:39
Set08:43

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:41, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 39° above your western horizon.

17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M32 is well placed
Rise01:40
Set15:17

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:40 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 33° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
Rise18:11
Set14:18

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:38, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:15, 89° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 84° above your western horizon.

10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
11 Jun 2021  –  M92 is well placed
Rise02:31
Set14:31

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:31 (EDT) – 3 hours and 27 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

14 Aug 2020  –  M2 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
Rise22:07
Set09:43

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:15, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:55, 43° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 42° above your southern horizon.

01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed
22 Apr 2021  –  M101 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise02:02
Set21:22

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:02 (EDT) – 3 hours and 56 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 18° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:46.

01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  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 20:51, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 20:42 (EDT), 63° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 30° above your northern horizon.

19 Feb 2021  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2022  –  M81 is well placed
Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 51° above your north-western horizon.

22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2021  –  M101 is well placed
Rise18:16
Set04:56

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:36, 36° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:37, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2022  –  M104 is well placed
Rise14:08
Set09:24

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 55° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:46, 88° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 36° above your north-western horizon.

04 Apr 2021  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2022  –  M94 is well placed
Circumpolar

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:28, 85° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 45° above your north-western horizon.

14 Apr 2021  –  M51 is well placed
14 Apr 2022  –  M51 is well placed
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 20:42 (EDT), 60° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:46, 20° above your northern horizon.

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