Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Fairfield
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Open Clusters

Rise19:07
Set10:22

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:26, when it rises to an altitude of 11° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:46, 72° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:28, 41° above your western horizon.

17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
Rise00:22
Set14:55

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:22 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 60° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:09.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
Rise22:42
Set10:21

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:30, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:34, 44° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 40° above your south-western horizon.

Rise23:36
Set11:12

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:25, when it rises to an altitude of 17° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:26, 44° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 43° above your southern horizon.

Rise10:20
Set23:06

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 42° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:06.

18 Jun 2019  –  IC4665 is well placed
17 Jun 2020  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 43° above your north-western horizon.

Rise01:24
Set11:46

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:24 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 33° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:05.

14 Jan 2019  –  M47 is well placed
15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
Rise00:58
Set10:30

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 03:14, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:44, 28° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 27° above your southern horizon.

02 Jan 2019  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
Rise10:58
Set23:50

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 48° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:50.

Rise11:13
Set23:57

IC4756 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 48° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:57.

01 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise23:06
Set11:51

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:57, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:30, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 53° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 43° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise13:00
Set22:05

M22 (mag 5.2) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 21° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:05.

01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
Rise06:53
Set00:28

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:28.

02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
Rise09:48
Set21:40

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 36 minutes after the Sun at 21:40.

03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
02 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
Rise13:39
Set03:16

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:26, 61° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:15, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
Rise06:27
Set02:05

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 58° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:05.

Rise14:29
Set02:33

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:29, 48° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:31, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
Rise10:05
Set21:42

M10 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 38 minutes after the Sun at 21:42.

Galaxies

Rise14:11
Set09:09

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:38, 89° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 21° above your north-western horizon.

02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
Rise16:20
Set08:42

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:33, 79° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 24° above your western horizon.

15 Oct 2019  –  M33 is well placed
14 Oct 2020  –  M33 is well placed
Circumpolar

M81 (mag 6.9) 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 around 06:05, 54° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 19:10 (EDT), 21° above your northern horizon.

Rise19:17
Set04:13

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 22:40 and 00:49. It will become accessible around 22:40, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:43, 23° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 00:49 when it sinks below 22° above your southern horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 20:26 when it dips 22° above your north-western horizon. At 05:35, it will return to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 24° before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:05.

Rise14:05
Set09:11

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:36, 89° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 22° above your north-western horizon.

Rise14:15
Set09:05

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:38, 89° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:05, 22° above your north-western horizon.

Rise02:23
Set21:13

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:23 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 27° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:05.

Rise01:30
Set23:24

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 20 minutes after the Sun at 23:24 (EDT). In the morning, it will rise at 01:30 – 5 hours and 41 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 25° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:05.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) 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 around 06:05, 65° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 19:10 (EDT), 16° above your northern horizon.

Fairfield

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