Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise12:23
Set03:24

M45 (mag 1.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:00 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 61° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:52, 75° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:05, when it sinks to 13° above your western horizon.

17 Nov 2017  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2018  –  M45 is well placed
Rise17:32
Set07:59

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 19:03, when it rises 15° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:47, 70° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:19, 18° above your western horizon.

30 Jan 2017  –  M44 is well placed
30 Jan 2018  –  M44 is well placed
Rise16:43
Set04:22

NGC2232 (mag 3.9) is visible between 18:20 and 02:44. It will become accessible at around 18:20, when it rises 17° above your eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:30, 46° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 02:44 when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.0) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 71° above your northern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:23, 71° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:33, when it sinks to 17° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 4.0) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 71° above your northern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:27, 71° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:36, when it sinks to 18° above your north-western horizon.

Rise03:30
Set16:14

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:30 (EST) – 3 hours and 53 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 30° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

18 Jun 2017  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2018  –  IC4665 is well placed
Rise18:25
Set04:59

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible between 20:19 and 03:05. It will become accessible at around 20:19, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:40, 36° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:05 when it sinks to 18° above your south-western horizon.

14 Jan 2018  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2019  –  M47 is well placed
Rise17:59
Set03:46

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible between 20:07 and 01:38. It will become accessible at around 20:07, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:51, 30° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 01:38 when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

02 Jan 2018  –  M41 is well placed
02 Jan 2019  –  M41 is well placed
Rise15:50
Set03:31

NGC1981 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:39, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:46, when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise04:09
Set16:58

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:09 (EST) – 3 hours and 14 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 23° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

Rise16:17
Set04:59

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:36, 55° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:15, when it sinks to 19° above your western horizon.

Rise04:24
Set17:05

IC4756 (mag 5.0) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:24 (EST) – 2 hours and 59 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 20° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

01 Jul 2017  –  IC4756 is well placed
01 Jul 2018  –  IC4756 is well placed

Globular Clusters

Rise01:15
Set13:34

M5 (mag 5.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:15 (EST) – 6 hours and 8 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 49° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

11 May 2017  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2018  –  M5 is well placed
Rise00:16
Set17:20

M13 (mag 5.9) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:16 (EST) – 7 hours and 7 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 59° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

01 Jun 2017  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2018  –  M13 is well placed
Rise21:57
Set13:36

M3 (mag 6.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:18, when it rises 22° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:49, 79° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 78° above your south-western horizon.

14 Oct 2017  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2018  –  M3 is well placed
Rise23:55
Set18:47

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:55 (EST) – 7 hours and 28 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 54° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

Rise03:13
Set14:53

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:13 (EST) – 4 hours and 10 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 31° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

Rise02:57
Set14:50

M12 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:57 (EST) – 4 hours and 26 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 34° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

Galaxies

Rise07:40
Set01:58

M31 (mag 3.5) will become visible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 72° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 45 minutes after the Sun at 01:58.

01 Oct 2017  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
Rise09:40
Set01:41

M33 (mag 5.7) will become visible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 78° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 28 minutes after the Sun at 01:41.

14 Oct 2017  –  M33 is well placed
15 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 02:03, 59° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:21 (EST), 27° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 45° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.7) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:20, when it rises 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 06:10, 74° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 74° above your northern horizon.

Rise07:34
Set02:00

M110 (mag 8.0) will become visible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 72° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 47 minutes after the Sun at 02:00.

Rise07:44
Set01:55

M32 (mag 8.2) will become visible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 72° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 42 minutes after the Sun at 01:55.

Rise19:48
Set14:03

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:57, when it rises 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:57, 87° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 75° above your western horizon.

Rise23:18
Set10:11

M104 (mag 8.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:52, when it rises 24° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:47, 39° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 35° above your south-western horizon.

Rise19:19
Set15:50

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:15, when it rises 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:36, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 79° above your north-western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.4) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 23:40, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:21 (EST), 38° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 32° above your north-western horizon.

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77.49°W
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