Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise23:29
Set14:31

M45 (mag 1.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:29 (EDT) – 6 hours and 56 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 66° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:38.

17 Nov 2017  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 3.7) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 21:18 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 16° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 71° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 3.8) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 21:23 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 17° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 71° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.

Rise03:01
Set14:38

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:01 (EDT) – 3 hours and 24 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 23° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.

Rise14:37
Set03:24

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 29 minutes after the Sun at 03:24.

18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2019  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise16:39
Set01:58

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:17, 26° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:31, when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise15:15
Set04:07

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:39, 57° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:25, when it sinks to 19° above your western horizon.

Rise15:30
Set04:16

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:51, 56° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:33, when it sinks to 19° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise03:27
Set16:05

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:27 (EDT) – 2 hours and 58 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 19° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.

Globular Clusters

Rise14:20
Set02:03

M10 (mag 5.0) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 8 minutes after the Sun at 02:03.

05 Jun 2018  –  M10 is well placed
06 Jun 2019  –  M10 is well placed
Rise11:22
Set04:30

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 76° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 35 minutes after the Sun at 04:30.

02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
Rise12:21
Set00:45

M5 (mag 6.0) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 50 minutes after the Sun at 00:45.

11 May 2018  –  M5 is well placed
12 May 2019  –  M5 is well placed
Rise14:03
Set02:00

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 5 minutes after the Sun at 02:00.

03 Jun 2018  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
Rise17:09
Set02:32

M22 (mag 6.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:48, 27° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:35, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2018  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise18:45
Set06:49

M2 (mag 6.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:49, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:48, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

15 Aug 2018  –  M2 is well placed
01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
Rise09:07
Set00:47

M3 (mag 6.4) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 52 minutes after the Sun at 00:47.

17 Apr 2018  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Rise17:58
Set07:29

M15 (mag 6.4) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 34° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:16, 25° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2018  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
Rise11:05
Set05:57

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 82° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 10 hours and 2 minutes after the Sun at 05:57.

Galaxies

Rise18:47
Set13:05

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:04, when it rises 16° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:58, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:17, 75° above your western horizon.

01 Oct 2017  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Rise20:46
Set12:48

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:00, when it rises 20° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:49, 81° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:16, 80° above your south-western horizon.

14 Oct 2017  –  M33 is well placed
14 Oct 2018  –  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 at around 21:04 (EDT), 27° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:16, 26° above your northern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 00:05 when it dips 25° above your north-western horizon.

Rise18:41
Set13:06

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:53, when it rises 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:55, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:16, 75° above your western horizon.

Rise18:50
Set13:01

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:58, when it rises 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:58, 88° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:16, 75° above your western horizon.

Rise06:58
Set01:14

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 34° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 19 minutes after the Sun at 01:14.

Rise06:29
Set03:01

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 6 minutes after the Sun at 03:01.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.4) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight at around 05:16, 37° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 21:04 (EDT), 16° above your northern horizon.

Rise23:25
Set08:36

NGC253 (mag 14.0) is visible between 03:23 and 04:42. It will become accessible at around 03:23, when it rises 24° above your southern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:03, 25° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 04:42 when it sinks to 25° above your southern horizon.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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