Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise21:35
Set12:36

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:51, when it rises to an altitude of 12° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:07, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:15, 69° above your south-western horizon.

18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
Rise02:49
Set17:10

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:49 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 34° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:56.

31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2021  –  M44 is well placed
Rise01:06
Set12:43

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:06 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 44° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:52.

Rise02:00
Set13:34

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:00 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 38° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:52.

Rise12:42
Set01:29

IC4665 (mag 4.2) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 52° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:29.

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

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 62° above your north-western horizon.

Rise03:41
Set14:10

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:41 (EDT) – 3 hours and 16 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 21° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:52.

15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2021  –  M47 is well placed
Rise03:13
Set12:57

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:13 (EDT) – 3 hours and 44 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 22° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:52.

02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
01 Jan 2021  –  M41 is well placed
Rise14:45
Set23:59

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:59.

Rise13:20
Set02:13

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:13.

Rise13:35
Set02:21

IC4756 (mag 4.6) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 56° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:21.

01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
Rise01:32
Set14:10

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:32 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 46° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:52.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 62° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise15:14
Set00:37

M22 (mag 5.2) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:37.

30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
Rise10:27
Set22:46

M5 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 34 minutes after the Sun at 22:46.

17 Jul 2020  –  M55 is well placed
14 Apr 2021  –  M51 is well placed
Rise09:27
Set02:35

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 63° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:35.

01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
Rise12:08
Set00:05

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:05.

03 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
Rise07:13
Set22:48

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 36 minutes after the Sun at 22:48.

17 Apr 2020  –  M3 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
Rise16:03
Set05:34

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:47, 63° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:36, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
Rise09:10
Set04:03

M92 (mag 6.5) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 70° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 04:03.

10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
11 Jun 2021  –  M92 is well placed
Rise16:50
Set04:54

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:50, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:56, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

14 Aug 2020  –  M2 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
Rise12:25
Set00:08

M10 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:08.

05 Jun 2020  –  M10 is well placed
01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise16:52
Set11:10

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:16 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:03, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 46° above your western horizon.

02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
Rise18:51
Set10:53

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:05, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:54, 81° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 53° 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 05:52, 39° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 20:17 (EDT), 22° above your northern horizon.

19 Feb 2020  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2021  –  M81 is well placed
Rise21:30
Set06:41

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible between 00:33 and 03:42. It will become accessible around 00:33, when it rises to an altitude of 22° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:08, 25° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:42 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 22:32 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon.

22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2021  –  M101 is well placed
Rise16:46
Set11:11

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:01, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 46° above your western horizon.

01 Oct 2019  –  M110 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M110 is well placed
Rise16:55
Set11:07

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:03, 88° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 47° above your western horizon.

02 Oct 2019  –  M32 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
Rise05:03
Set23:15

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:15.

04 Apr 2020  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2021  –  M94 is well placed
Rise04:34
Set01:06

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:06.

14 Apr 2020  –  M51 is well placed
14 Apr 2021  –  M51 is well placed
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 05:52, 52° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 20:17 (EDT), 14° above your northern horizon.

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