Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Cambridge
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Open Clusters

Rise12:05
Set03:29

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:26 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 55° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:45, 71° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:08, when it sinks below 12° above your western horizon.

18 Nov 2019  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
Rise17:17
Set08:01

M44 (mag 3.1) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 18:54, when it rises to an altitude of 15° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:41, 67° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 19° above your western horizon.

31 Jan 2019  –  M44 is well placed
31 Jan 2020  –  M44 is well placed
Rise15:45
Set03:23

NGC1981 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:32, 43° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:37, when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise16:40
Set04:14

NGC2232 (mag 4.2) is visible between 18:27 and 02:27. It will become accessible around 18:27, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:25, 42° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:27 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

Rise03:22
Set16:09

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:22 (EST) – 3 hours and 51 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 28° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:00.

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

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your northern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:17, 75° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:53, when it sinks below 18° above your north-western horizon.

Rise18:25
Set04:46

M47 (mag 4.4) is visible between 20:27 and 02:44. It will become accessible around 20:27, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:33, 33° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:44 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

15 Jan 2020  –  M47 is well placed
14 Jan 2021  –  M47 is well placed
Rise18:00
Set03:30

M41 (mag 4.5) is visible between 20:22 and 01:08. It will become accessible around 20:22, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:43, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 01:08 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

02 Jan 2020  –  M41 is well placed
01 Jan 2021  –  M41 is well placed
Rise03:59
Set16:53

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:59 (EST) – 3 hours and 14 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 21° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:00.

Rise16:08
Set04:54

NGC2244 (mag 4.8) is visible between 17:58 and 03:04. It will become accessible around 17:58, when it rises to an altitude of 19° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:29, 52° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:04 when it sinks below 19° above your western horizon.

Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible all night. It will become visible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your northern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:20, 75° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:18, when it sinks below 22° above your north-western horizon.

Globular Clusters

Rise01:07
Set13:29

M5 (mag 5.7) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:07 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 46° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:00.

17 Jul 2019  –  M55 is well placed
14 Apr 2020  –  M51 is well placed
Rise23:42
Set17:36

M13 (mag 5.8) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:42 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 58° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:00.

02 Jun 2019  –  M13 is well placed
01 Jun 2020  –  M13 is well placed
Rise02:51
Set14:43

M12 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:51 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 31° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:00.

03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
Rise21:36
Set13:44

M3 (mag 6.3) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:57, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:42, 75° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:00, 75° above your southern horizon.

15 Oct 2019  –  M33 is well placed
17 Apr 2020  –  M3 is well placed
Rise06:40
Set20:17

M15 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 39 minutes after the Sun at 20:17.

14 Aug 2019  –  M15 is well placed
13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
Rise23:09
Set19:20

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:09 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 54° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:00.

11 Jun 2019  –  M92 is well placed
10 Jun 2020  –  M92 is well placed
Rise03:08
Set14:45

M10 (mag 6.6) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:08 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 28° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:00.

06 Jun 2019  –  M10 is well placed
01 Apr 2020  –  M104 is well placed

Galaxies

Rise07:01
Set02:24

M31 (mag 3.4) will become visible around 17:50 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 77° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:24.

02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
Rise09:16
Set01:51

M33 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 77° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:51.

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 01:56, 63° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:51 (EST), 29° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:00, 49° above your north-western horizon.

19 Feb 2019  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2020  –  M81 is well placed
Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 22:24 (EST), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 78° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 06:00.

23 Apr 2019  –  M101 is well placed
22 Apr 2020  –  M101 is well placed
Rise23:16
Set10:00

M104 (mag 8.0) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:39, when it rises to an altitude of 22° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:40, 36° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:00, 32° above your south-western horizon.

02 Apr 2019  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2020  –  M104 is well placed
Rise06:54
Set02:27

M110 (mag 8.1) will become visible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 76° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:27.

01 Oct 2019  –  M110 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M110 is well placed
Rise07:05
Set02:20

M32 (mag 8.1) will become visible around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 77° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:20.

02 Oct 2019  –  M32 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M32 is well placed
Rise19:09
Set14:29

M94 (mag 8.2) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:19, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:51, 88° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:00, 77° above your western horizon.

05 Apr 2019  –  M94 is well placed
04 Apr 2020  –  M94 is well placed
Circumpolar

M51 (mag 8.4) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:31, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:30, 85° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:00, 82° above your north-western horizon.

14 Apr 2019  –  M51 is well placed
14 Apr 2020  –  M51 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC2403 (mag 8.9) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 23:34, 66° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 17:51 (EST), 39° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:00, 35° above your north-western horizon.

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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