Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Fairfield
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Open Clusters

Rise01:30
Set16:42

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:30 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 33° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:45.

18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
Rise16:40
Set05:29

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:03, 54° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:48, when it sinks below 18° above your western horizon.

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

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 23:14 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 54° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:14.

Rise18:50
Set03:55

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 20° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:21, 24° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:20, when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise17:17
Set06:13

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:43, 55° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:14, 21° above your western horizon.

Rise17:33
Set06:21

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:55, 54° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:14, 23° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2020  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 23:54 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 53° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:14.

Globular Clusters

Rise19:20
Set04:29

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible between 22:06 and 01:43. It will become accessible around 22:06, when it rises to an altitude of 20° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:52, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 01:43 when it sinks below 20° above your south-western horizon.

30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
Rise17:20
Set02:04

M4 (mag 5.4) will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:04.

28 May 2020  –  M4 is well placed
17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
Rise14:25
Set02:49

M5 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 48° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:49.

11 May 2020  –  M5 is well placed
17 Jul 2020  –  M55 is well placed
Rise13:12
Set06:48

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 84° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:58, 85° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:11, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
Rise16:07
Set04:04

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:03, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:00, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

03 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
Rise11:02
Set02:59

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:59.

17 Apr 2020  –  M3 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
Rise19:59
Set09:36

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:00, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:49, 61° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:14, 55° above your south-western horizon.

14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
Rise12:46
Set08:24

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 80° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:33, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:14, 30° above your north-western horizon.

10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
11 Jun 2021  –  M92 is well placed
Rise20:49
Set08:53

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:52, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:53, 48° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:14, 44° above your south-western horizon.

30 Jun 2020  –  M22 is well placed
14 Aug 2020  –  M2 is well placed
Rise16:25
Set04:06

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:13, 44° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:01, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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

Galaxies

Rise20:31
Set15:28

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 20:31 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 69° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:15.

02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
Rise22:40
Set15:01

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:40 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 56° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:14.

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 at dusk, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT), 35° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:14, 20° above your northern horizon.

19 Feb 2020  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2021  –  M81 is well placed
Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 62° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 02:49 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon.

22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2021  –  M101 is well placed
Rise20:24
Set15:30

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 20:24 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 70° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:14.

01 Oct 2019  –  M110 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M110 is well placed
Rise20:35
Set15:24

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 20:35 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 69° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:14.

02 Oct 2019  –  M32 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
Rise08:43
Set03:37

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 03:37.

04 Apr 2020  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2021  –  M94 is well placed
Rise07:49
Set05:48

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 58° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 05:48.

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 04:14, 23° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 21:46 (EDT), 22° above your northern horizon.

Fairfield

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73.26°W
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