Objects in your sky: Deep Sky

by Dominic Ford

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Open Clusters

Rise00:33
Set15:44

M45 (mag 1.3) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:33 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 47° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:00.

17 Nov 2020  –  M45 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
Rise15:44
Set04:29

IC4665 (mag 4.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:28 (EDT), 53° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:07, 54° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:48, when it sinks below 17° above your western horizon.

18 Jun 2021  –  IC4665 is well placed
18 Jun 2022  –  IC4665 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC869 (mag 4.3) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 22:20 (EDT), when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 63° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:28.

Rise17:52
Set02:53

NGC6530 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:28 (EDT), 23° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:23, 24° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:19, when it sinks below 19° above your south-western horizon.

Rise16:18
Set05:10

NGC6633 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:28 (EDT), 51° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:44, 55° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:25, when it sinks below 19° above your western horizon.

Rise16:37
Set05:22

IC4756 (mag 4.6) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:28 (EDT), 49° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:59, 54° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:36, when it sinks below 18° above your western horizon.

01 Jul 2021  –  IC4756 is well placed
02 Jul 2022  –  IC4756 is well placed
Circumpolar

NGC884 (mag 6.1) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 22:59 (EDT), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 63° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:28.

Globular Clusters

Rise18:22
Set03:27

M22 (mag 5.2) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:28 (EDT), 21° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:54, 24° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:41, when it sinks below 20° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
Rise16:20
Set01:01

M4 (mag 5.4) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 21° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:01.

28 May 2021  –  M4 is well placed
17 Nov 2021  –  M45 is well placed
Rise13:28
Set01:49

M5 (mag 5.7) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 43° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:49.

17 Jul 2021  –  M55 is well placed
12 May 2022  –  M5 is well placed
Rise12:15
Set05:47

M13 (mag 5.8) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 82° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 05:47.

02 Jun 2021  –  M13 is well placed
02 Jun 2022  –  M13 is well placed
Rise15:12
Set03:04

M12 (mag 6.1) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 46° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 03:04.

03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2022  –  M12 is well placed
Rise10:05
Set01:59

M3 (mag 6.3) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 45° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:59.

17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise19:07
Set08:40

M15 (mag 6.3) is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 26° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:54, 61° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:28, 45° above your south-western horizon.

13 Aug 2020  –  M15 is well placed
14 Aug 2021  –  M15 is well placed
Rise11:49
Set07:23

M92 (mag 6.5) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:28 (EDT), 87° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:36, 87° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:07, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise19:56
Set07:57

M2 (mag 6.6) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:59, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:57, 48° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:28, 35° above your south-western horizon.

01 Jul 2021  –  M22 is well placed
01 Jul 2022  –  M22 is well placed
Rise15:27
Set03:05

M10 (mag 6.6) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 44° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 03:05.

Galaxies

Rise19:36
Set14:30

M31 (mag 3.4) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 19:36 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 83° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:28.

01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
Rise21:48
Set14:06

M33 (mag 5.7) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:48 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 69° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:28.

14 Oct 2020  –  M33 is well placed
15 Oct 2021  –  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 21:28 (EDT), 31° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:28, 22° above your northern horizon.

Rise00:43
Set09:35

NGC253 (mag 7.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:43 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 22° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:28.

Circumpolar

M101 (mag 7.9) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 56° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 01:50 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon.

Rise19:31
Set14:33

M110 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 19:31 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 83° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:28.

Rise19:40
Set14:26

M32 (mag 8.1) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 19:40 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 83° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:28.

Rise07:46
Set02:36

M94 (mag 8.2) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 42° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:36.

Rise06:52
Set04:47

M51 (mag 8.4) will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 50° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 04:47.

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 04:28, 28° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 21:28 (EDT), 20° above your northern horizon.

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