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  Viewing Tonight's Sky


This page will provide you with a list of objects that  will transit the meridian during the date and time you specify.
To  get  information on individual deep space objects click HERE or the DSO link at the left.
Information on over 7800 objects is available.

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Tonight's Sky (Messier,NGC,IC objects)
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Show me what will transit  between
 ( YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm) or any valid date/time format

Please provide your latitude Make sure you  select North /South:
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All Objects   Messier NGC  Caldwell  Index Catalog of Nebulae (IC) Sharpless 2

Data on a specific object can be retrieved by selecting the TYPE above
and entering the numeric value in the text box below

If you  are interested is a specific object type select  it here:

When selecting ALL or  NGC objects it is advisable to select a magnitude cut off to reduce the number of results.
Include objects with magnitude
or brighter
and transit elevation  (above the horizon) greater than degrees.



While your here, click on the VISITOR COMMENT tab and let me know if this program provides useful information.
IF you want to know what  the weather (seeing, cloud cover, etc) will be in your area check out the SKIPPYSKY Astro weather forecast application. Just select the area you are interested in and the information will be presented to you. Very cool application.



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