Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Ashburn
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Open Clusters

Rise23:15
Set14:16

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:15 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 70° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:49.

17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
Rise02:46
Set14:23

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:46 (EDT) – 3 hours and 46 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 27° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:24.

Rise03:40
Set15:14

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:40 (EDT) – 2 hours and 52 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 18° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:24.

Rise14:23
Set03:09

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 03:09.

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

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:16, when it rises 18° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:19, 71° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:24, 71° above your northern horizon.

Rise16:25
Set01:43

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:02, 26° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:17, when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise15:00
Set03:53

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:25, 57° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:11, when it sinks below 19° above your western horizon.

Rise15:15
Set04:01

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 55° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:36, 56° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:19, when it sinks below 19° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2019  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise03:12
Set15:50

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:12 (EDT) – 3 hours and 20 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 24° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:24.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:52, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:22, 71° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:24, 71° above your northern horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise16:55
Set02:17

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:34, 27° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:41, when it sinks below 20° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
Rise12:07
Set00:30

M5 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:30.

17 Jul 2019  –  M55 is well placed
11 May 2020  –  M5 is well placed
Rise11:07
Set04:15

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 73° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 04:15.

02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
Rise13:48
Set01:45

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:45.

03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
02 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
Rise08:53
Set00:32

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:32.

17 Apr 2019  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Rise17:43
Set07:14

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:31, 63° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:16, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
Rise10:51
Set05:43

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 80° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 05:43.

Rise18:30
Set06:34

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:34, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:36, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2019  –  M22 is well placed
30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
Rise14:05
Set01:48

M10 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:48.

Galaxies

Rise18:32
Set12:50

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:59 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 17° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:43, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:25, 70° above your western horizon.

02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
Rise20:31
Set12:33

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:45, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:34, 81° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:24, 77° above your south-western horizon.

14 Oct 2018  –  M33 is well placed
15 Oct 2019  –  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 05:24, 28° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 21:00 (EDT), 26° above your northern horizon.

Rise23:10
Set08:21

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 02:14 and 05:22. It will become accessible around 02:14, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 03:48, 25° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:22 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 00:16 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise18:26
Set12:51

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:19, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:41, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:24, 70° above your western horizon.

Rise18:35
Set12:47

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:24, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:43, 88° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:24, 70° above your western horizon.

Rise06:43
Set00:59

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:59.

Rise06:14
Set02:46

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 41° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:46.

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 05:24, 39° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 21:00 (EDT), 16° above your northern horizon.

Ashburn

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