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Observer Data

GPS Fix:3
Observer's Lat:36:46:45.5
Observer's Lon:-76:32:7.4
Observer's Elevation:-6.9489 meters
Configured Horizon (D:M:S):0:00:00.0
Observer's Sidereal:11:36:03.66

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Clear Outside Forecast

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Sun

Sun Altitude: 40.4° ↘️
Source: SDO Image
Sun Distance:152005814.54 km
Next Sunrise:7/20/2024 6:02 AM EDT
Next Sunset:7/19/2024 8:22 PM EDT
Next Equinox:9/22/2024 8:43 AM EDT
Next Solstice:12/21/2024 4:20 AM EST
Sun Rise/Set Times

Moon

Moon Altitude: -28.0° ↗️
Source: NASA Moon
Moon Distance:372460.57 km
Next Moon Transit:7/20/2024 12:03 AM EDT
Next Moon Rise:7/19/2024 7:27 PM EDT
Next Moon Set:7/20/2024 4:41 AM EDT
Current Phase:🌕 97% Waxing Full Moon
Moon Cycle:44.31% of the 29.53 day cycle
Next New Moon:8/4/2024 7:12 AM EDT
Next Full Moon:7/21/2024 6:17 AM EDT
Moon Stats

Solar System Objects

Name Altitude Azimuth Magnitude Next Transit Sun Distance (AU) Earth Distance (AU)
Full-size
☿️ Mercury 55.8° ↘️ 233.0° 0.34 7/20/2024 2:59 PM EDT 0.4583 0.894
♀️ Venus 50.0° ↘️ 255.1° -3.82 7/20/2024 2:06 PM EDT 0.7186 1.6763
♂️ Mars -8.2° ↘️ 301.6° 0.92 7/20/2024 9:01 AM EDT 1.4172 1.6558
♃ Jupiter 2.8° ↘️ 295.0° -1.92 7/20/2024 9:54 AM EDT 5.0323 5.6915
♄ Saturn -59.3° ↗️ 6.3° 0.93 7/20/2024 4:34 AM EDT 9.6798 9.014
♅ Uranus -10.4° ↘️ 303.5° 5.79 7/20/2024 8:47 AM EDT 19.5809 20.0504
♆ Neptune -54.0° ↘️ 349.1° 7.85 7/20/2024 5:13 AM EDT 29.8986 29.4111
♇ Pluto -45.0° ↗️ 86.8° 14.37 7/20/2024 1:27 AM EDT 35.0595 34.0466

1 AU = ~150 million Kilometers = ~93 million miles = 8.3 light-minutes

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Polar Alignment

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Polaris Hour Angle:8.5 hours or 128°
Polaris Next Transit:7/20/2024 8:13 AM EDT

Inverted image as seen through polar alignment scope.

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User Defined Objects

User defined objects are set in config.py using the CUSTOM_OBJECTS which is a list of XEphem formatted catalog data for each object.

Name Type Alt Az RA DEC Next Transit Mag Constellation
T CRB Star, variable 33.6°↗️ 80.9° 15:59:30.62 25:55:09.1 7/19/2024 9:13 PM EDT 10.8 Corona Borealis
M1 Supernova remnant 13.0°↘️ 288.0° 5:34:31.90 22:00:52.0 7/20/2024 10:46 AM EDT 8.4 Taurus
M33 Galaxy, spiral -16.9°↘️ 333.5° 1:33:51.90 30:39:29.0 7/20/2024 6:46 AM EDT 5.5 Triangulum
M42 Nebula, bright -3.1°↘️ 265.6° 5:35:17.10 -5:23:25.0 7/20/2024 10:47 AM EDT 4.0 Orion
M51 Galaxy, spiral 66.5°↗️ 55.0° 13:29:52.60 47:11:44.0 7/19/2024 6:44 PM EDT 8.1 Canes Venatici
M81 Galaxy, spiral 55.1°↘️ 344.8° 9:55:33.50 69:04:02.0 7/20/2024 3:07 PM EDT 7.0 Ursa Major
M82 Galaxy, spiral 54.6°↘️ 345.5° 9:55:54.00 69:40:59.0 7/20/2024 3:07 PM EDT 8.6 Ursa Major
M104 Galaxy, spiral 39.1°↗️ 159.3° 12:39:59.30 -11:37:21.0 7/19/2024 5:54 PM EDT 8.3 Virgo
NGC 2403 Galaxy, spiral 45.6°↘️ 329.4° 7:36:50.60 65:36:06.0 7/20/2024 12:49 PM EDT 8.2 Camelopardalis
NGC 457 Cluster, open 7.7°↘️ 346.5° 1:19:35.00 58:17:12.0 7/20/2024 6:32 AM EDT 6.4 Cassiopeia
NGC 7635 Nebula, bright 8.2°↗️ 1.7° 23:20:45.00 61:12:42.0 7/20/2024 4:33 AM EDT 11.0 Cassiopeia
NGC 869 Cluster, open 10.2°↘️ 338.8° 2:19:00.00 57:07:42.0 7/20/2024 7:31 AM EDT 5.3 Perseus
NGC 891 Galaxy, spiral -2.0°↘️ 330.4° 2:22:33.00 42:20:50.0 7/20/2024 7:35 AM EDT 10.1 Andromeda
IC 434 Nebula, bright -0.2°↘️ 267.1° 5:41:00.00 -2:27:12.0 7/20/2024 10:52 AM EDT 11.0 Orion

Messier Objects

The Messier objects are a set of 110 astronomical objects catalogued by the French astronomer Charles Messier. The table below is generated using data from the XEphem Catalogs.

Name Type Alt Az RA DEC Next Transit Mag Constellation
M1 Supernova remnant 13.0°↘️ 288.0° 5:34:31.90 22:00:52.0 7/20/2024 10:46 AM EDT 8.4 Taurus
M2 Cluster, globular -44.3°↗️ 44.9° 21:33:27.20 -0:49:22.0 7/20/2024 2:46 AM EDT 6.6 Aquarius
M3 Cluster, globular 62.0°↗️ 98.4° 13:42:11.20 28:22:34.0 7/19/2024 6:56 PM EDT 6.3 Canes Venatici
M4 Cluster, globular -2.8°↗️ 121.5° 16:23:35.50 -26:31:29.0 7/19/2024 9:37 PM EDT 5.4 Scorpius
M5 Cluster, globular 28.0°↗️ 110.4° 15:18:33.80 2:05:00.0 7/19/2024 8:32 PM EDT 5.7 Serpens Caput
M6 Cluster, open -19.7°↗️ 116.1° 17:40:20.00 -32:15:00.0 7/19/2024 10:54 PM EDT 4.2 Scorpius
M7 Cluster, open -23.4°↗️ 116.9° 17:53:50.00 -34:47:36.0 7/19/2024 11:08 PM EDT 3.3 Scorpius
M8 Nebula, bright -19.9°↗️ 106.1° 18:03:42.00 -24:22:48.0 7/19/2024 11:17 PM EDT 5.0 Sagittarius
M9 Cluster, globular -8.0°↗️ 107.2° 17:19:11.80 -18:30:57.0 7/19/2024 10:33 PM EDT 7.8 Ophiuchus
M10 Cluster, globular 5.0°↗️ 99.0° 16:57:08.90 -4:05:56.0 7/19/2024 10:11 PM EDT 6.6 Ophiuchus
M11 Cluster, open -19.0°↗️ 83.5° 18:51:05.00 -6:16:12.0 7/20/2024 12:04 AM EDT 5.8 Scutum
M12 Cluster, globular 8.3°↗️ 98.8° 16:47:14.50 -1:56:50.0 7/19/2024 10:01 PM EDT 6.1 Ophiuchus
M13 Cluster, globular 30.3°↗️ 65.1° 16:41:41.50 36:27:39.0 7/19/2024 9:55 PM EDT 5.8 Hercules
M14 Cluster, globular -2.5°↗️ 92.2° 17:37:36.10 -3:14:43.0 7/19/2024 10:51 PM EDT 7.6 Ophiuchus
M15 Cluster, globular -32.8°↗️ 37.1° 21:29:58.30 12:10:03.0 7/20/2024 2:43 AM EDT 6.3 Pegasus
M16 Cluster, open -17.0°↗️ 94.8° 18:18:48.00 -13:48:24.0 7/19/2024 11:32 PM EDT 6.0 Serpens Cauda
M17 Cluster, with nebulosity -18.7°↗️ 96.5° 18:20:47.00 -16:10:18.0 7/19/2024 11:34 PM EDT 6.0 Sagittarius
M18 Cluster, open -19.1°↗️ 97.5° 18:19:58.00 -17:06:06.0 7/19/2024 11:33 PM EDT 6.9 Sagittarius
M19 Cluster, globular -9.5°↗️ 115.8° 17:02:37.70 -26:16:03.0 7/19/2024 10:16 PM EDT 6.8 Ophiuchus
M20 Cluster, with nebulosity -18.9°↗️ 105.0° 18:02:42.00 -22:58:18.0 7/19/2024 11:16 PM EDT 6.3 Sagittarius
M21 Cluster, open -18.9°↗️ 104.4° 18:04:13.30 -22:29:24.0 7/19/2024 11:18 PM EDT 5.9 Sagittarius
M22 Cluster, globular -26.0°↗️ 101.4° 18:36:24.20 -23:54:10.0 7/19/2024 11:50 PM EDT 5.2 Sagittarius
M23 Cluster, open -15.6°↗️ 102.3° 17:57:04.00 -18:59:00.0 7/19/2024 11:11 PM EDT 5.5 Sagittarius
M24 Star -19.6°↗️ 98.9° 18:18:48.00 -18:33:00.0 7/19/2024 11:32 PM EDT 15.99 Sagittarius
M25 Cluster, open -22.5°↗️ 97.6° 18:31:48.00 -19:06:48.0 7/19/2024 11:45 PM EDT 4.6 Sagittarius
M26 Cluster, open -19.7°↗️ 87.0° 18:45:18.00 -9:22:50.0 7/19/2024 11:59 PM EDT 8.0 Scutum
M27 Nebula, planetary -11.8°↗️ 49.5° 19:59:36.30 22:43:18.0 7/20/2024 1:12 AM EDT 7.4 Vulpecula
M28 Cluster, globular -24.1°↗️ 103.9° 18:24:32.90 -24:52:10.0 7/19/2024 11:38 PM EDT 6.9 Sagittarius
M29 Cluster, open -2.7°↗️ 35.4° 20:23:58.00 38:30:30.0 7/20/2024 1:37 AM EDT 6.6 Cygnus
M30 Cluster, globular -61.9°↗️ 68.9° 21:40:22.00 -23:10:43.0 7/20/2024 2:53 AM EDT 6.9 Capricornus
M31 Galaxy, spiral -10.3°↘️ 347.1° 0:42:44.30 41:16:08.0 7/20/2024 5:55 AM EDT 3.5 Andromeda
M32 Galaxy, spherical -10.7°↘️ 347.0° 0:42:41.80 40:51:57.0 7/20/2024 5:55 AM EDT 8.1 Andromeda
M33 Galaxy, spiral -16.9°↘️ 333.5° 1:33:51.90 30:39:29.0 7/20/2024 6:46 AM EDT 5.5 Triangulum
M34 Cluster, open 0.4°↘️ 327.6° 2:42:05.00 42:45:42.0 7/20/2024 7:54 AM EDT 5.2 Perseus
M35 Cluster, open 20.9°↘️ 285.4° 6:09:00.00 24:21:00.0 7/20/2024 11:21 AM EDT 5.1 Gemini
M36 Cluster, open 20.0°↘️ 298.3° 5:36:17.70 34:08:27.0 7/20/2024 10:48 AM EDT 6.0 Auriga
M37 Cluster, open 22.0°↘️ 295.0° 5:52:18.30 32:33:11.0 7/20/2024 11:04 AM EDT 5.6 Auriga
M38 Cluster, open 19.5°↘️ 300.7° 5:28:40.00 35:50:54.0 7/20/2024 10:40 AM EDT 6.4 Auriga
M39 Cluster, open -0.4°↗️ 19.9° 21:31:42.00 48:25:00.0 7/20/2024 2:44 AM EDT 4.6 Cygnus
M40 Star, visual double 67.4°↗️ 16.5° 12:22:15.69 58:05:04.1 7/19/2024 5:36 PM EDT 8.4 Ursa Major
M41 Cluster, open 0.9°↘️ 242.9° 6:46:00.00 -20:45:24.0 7/20/2024 11:57 AM EDT 4.5 Canis Major
M42 Nebula, bright -3.1°↘️ 265.6° 5:35:17.10 -5:23:25.0 7/20/2024 10:47 AM EDT 4.0 Orion
M43 Nebula, bright -3.0°↘️ 265.7° 5:35:31.30 -5:16:03.0 7/20/2024 10:47 AM EDT 9.0 Orion
M44 Cluster, open 48.3°↘️ 257.9° 8:39:57.20 19:40:21.0 7/20/2024 1:51 PM EDT 3.1 Cancer
M45 Cluster, with nebulosity -4.9°↘️ 305.3° 3:47:00.00 24:07:00.0 7/20/2024 8:59 AM EDT 1.6 Taurus
M46 Cluster, open 14.7°↘️ 238.2° 7:41:46.80 -14:48:36.0 7/20/2024 12:53 PM EDT 6.1 Puppis
M47 Cluster, open 14.0°↘️ 239.4° 7:36:35.00 -14:28:47.0 7/20/2024 12:47 PM EDT 4.4 Puppis
M48 Cluster, open 26.6°↘️ 238.9° 8:13:43.10 -5:45:02.0 7/20/2024 1:25 PM EDT 5.8 Hydra
M49 Galaxy, spherical 58.5°↗️ 153.2° 12:29:46.70 8:00:00.0 7/19/2024 5:44 PM EDT 8.3 Virgo
M50 Cluster, open 12.0°↘️ 249.7° 7:02:42.00 -8:23:00.0 7/20/2024 12:14 PM EDT 5.9 Monoceros
M51 Galaxy, spiral 66.5°↗️ 55.0° 13:29:52.60 47:11:44.0 7/19/2024 6:44 PM EDT 8.1 Canes Venatici
M52 Cluster, open 8.5°↗️ 1.2° 23:24:48.00 61:35:36.0 7/20/2024 4:37 AM EDT 6.9 Cassiopeia
M53 Cluster, globular 61.4°↗️ 124.4° 13:12:55.30 18:10:11.0 7/19/2024 6:27 PM EDT 7.7 Coma Berenices
M54 Cluster, globular -32.8°↗️ 105.7° 18:55:03.30 -30:28:40.0 7/20/2024 12:09 AM EDT 7.7 Sagittarius
M55 Cluster, globular -41.7°↗️ 101.1° 19:39:59.40 -30:57:42.0 7/20/2024 12:53 AM EDT 6.3 Sagittarius
M56 Cluster, globular 0.3°↗️ 51.3° 19:16:35.50 30:11:07.0 7/20/2024 12:29 AM EDT 8.4 Lyra
M57 Nebula, planetary 5.8°↗️ 52.5° 18:53:35.10 33:01:47.0 7/20/2024 12:06 AM EDT 8.8 Lyra
M58 Galaxy, spiral 61.2°↗️ 146.6° 12:37:43.70 11:49:06.0 7/19/2024 5:52 PM EDT 9.6 Virgo
M59 Galaxy, spherical 60.6°↗️ 144.8° 12:42:02.20 11:38:50.0 7/19/2024 5:56 PM EDT 9.7 Virgo
M60 Galaxy, spherical 60.3°↗️ 144.2° 12:43:39.80 11:33:11.0 7/19/2024 5:58 PM EDT 8.8 Virgo
M61 Galaxy, spiral 55.8°↗️ 158.8° 12:21:54.90 4:28:22.0 7/19/2024 5:36 PM EDT 9.3 Virgo
M62 Cluster, globular -11.6°↗️ 119.1° 17:01:12.60 -30:06:42.0 7/19/2024 10:15 PM EDT 6.4 Ophiuchus
M63 Galaxy, spiral 69.9°↗️ 67.4° 13:15:49.00 42:01:59.0 7/19/2024 6:30 PM EDT 8.5 Canes Venatici
M64 Galaxy, spiral 66.6°↗️ 125.0° 12:56:43.80 21:40:59.0 7/19/2024 6:11 PM EDT 8.5 Coma Berenices
M65 Galaxy, spiral 65.9°↘️ 189.5° 11:18:55.60 13:05:27.0 7/20/2024 4:29 PM EDT 9.2 Leo
M66 Galaxy, spiral 65.9°↘️ 188.7° 11:20:15.10 12:59:24.0 7/20/2024 4:31 PM EDT 8.9 Leo
M67 Cluster, open 45.6°↘️ 246.4° 8:51:00.00 11:48:00.0 7/20/2024 2:02 PM EDT 6.9 Cancer
M68 Cluster, globular 24.5°↗️ 164.1° 12:39:28.00 -26:44:32.0 7/19/2024 5:54 PM EDT 7.3 Hydra
M69 Cluster, globular -29.1°↗️ 110.4° 18:31:23.20 -32:20:51.0 7/19/2024 11:45 PM EDT 7.6 Sagittarius
M70 Cluster, globular -31.3°↗️ 109.0° 18:43:12.70 -32:17:29.0 7/19/2024 11:57 PM EDT 7.8 Sagittarius
M71 Cluster, globular -13.8°↗️ 53.2° 19:53:46.10 18:46:44.0 7/20/2024 1:07 AM EDT 8.4 Sagitta
M72 Cluster, globular -46.5°↗️ 66.6° 20:53:27.90 -12:32:11.0 7/20/2024 2:06 AM EDT 9.2 Aquarius
M73 Cluster, open -47.6°↗️ 65.4° 20:58:56.00 -12:38:07.0 7/20/2024 2:12 AM EDT 8.9 Aquarius
M74 Galaxy, spiral -30.0°↘️ 325.7° 1:36:41.70 15:47:00.0 7/20/2024 6:49 AM EDT 9.1 Pisces
M75 Cluster, globular -42.8°↗️ 86.6° 20:06:04.80 -21:55:15.0 7/20/2024 1:19 AM EDT 8.6 Sagittarius
M76 Nebula, planetary 2.8°↘️ 340.8° 1:42:18.10 51:34:17.0 7/20/2024 6:55 AM EDT 10.1 Perseus
M77 Galaxy, spiral -33.1°↘️ 299.3° 2:42:40.80 -0:00:46.0 7/20/2024 7:55 AM EDT 8.9 Cetus
M78 Nebula, diffuse 2.4°↘️ 268.3° 5:46:45.00 0:04:48.0 7/20/2024 10:58 AM EDT 8.0 Orion
M79 Cluster, globular -16.4°↘️ 251.4° 5:24:10.60 -24:31:25.0 7/20/2024 10:35 AM EDT 7.7 Lepus
M80 Cluster, globular 0.6°↗️ 119.8° 16:17:02.50 -22:58:28.0 7/19/2024 9:31 PM EDT 7.3 Scorpius
M81 Galaxy, spiral 55.1°↘️ 344.8° 9:55:33.50 69:04:02.0 7/20/2024 3:07 PM EDT 7.0 Ursa Major
M82 Galaxy, spiral 54.6°↘️ 345.5° 9:55:54.00 69:40:59.0 7/20/2024 3:07 PM EDT 8.6 Ursa Major
M83 Galaxy, spiral 17.3°↗️ 152.5° 13:37:00.20 -29:52:02.0 7/19/2024 6:51 PM EDT 7.5 Hydra
M84 Galaxy, spherical 63.5°↗️ 151.7° 12:25:03.60 12:53:13.0 7/19/2024 5:39 PM EDT 9.2 Virgo
M85 Galaxy, spiral 68.2°↗️ 145.9° 12:25:23.90 18:11:27.0 7/19/2024 5:40 PM EDT 9.1 Coma Berenices
M86 Galaxy, spherical 63.4°↗️ 151.0° 12:26:11.50 12:56:47.0 7/19/2024 5:40 PM EDT 8.9 Virgo
M87 Galaxy, spherical 62.4°↗️ 149.3° 12:30:49.40 12:23:26.0 7/19/2024 5:45 PM EDT 8.6 Virgo
M88 Galaxy, spiral 64.1°↗️ 146.7° 12:31:59.00 14:25:11.0 7/19/2024 5:46 PM EDT 9.4 Coma Berenices
M89 Galaxy, spherical 62.1°↗️ 146.8° 12:35:39.90 12:33:22.0 7/19/2024 5:50 PM EDT 9.9 Virgo
M90 Galaxy, spiral 62.5°↗️ 145.7° 12:36:50.00 13:09:50.0 7/19/2024 5:51 PM EDT 9.4 Virgo
M91 Galaxy, spiral 63.8°↗️ 145.0° 12:35:26.40 14:29:47.0 7/19/2024 5:50 PM EDT 10.1 Coma Berenices
M92 Cluster, globular 27.1°↗️ 54.8° 17:17:07.30 43:08:13.0 7/19/2024 10:30 PM EDT 6.5 Hercules
M93 Cluster, open 8.6°↘️ 231.3° 7:44:30.00 -23:51:24.0 7/20/2024 12:55 PM EDT 6.2 Puppis
M94 Galaxy, spiral 74.7°↗️ 68.2° 12:50:53.10 41:07:17.0 7/19/2024 6:05 PM EDT 8.1 Canes Venatici
M95 Galaxy, spiral 62.3°↘️ 207.6° 10:43:57.80 11:42:12.0 7/20/2024 3:55 PM EDT 9.8 Leo
M96 Galaxy, spiral 62.7°↘️ 206.4° 10:46:45.80 11:49:12.0 7/20/2024 3:57 PM EDT 9.3 Leo
M97 Nebula, planetary 71.6°↘️ 350.9° 11:14:47.70 55:01:10.0 7/20/2024 4:25 PM EDT 9.9 Ursa Major
M98 Galaxy, spiral 66.3°↗️ 155.9° 12:13:47.80 14:53:58.0 7/19/2024 5:28 PM EDT 10.1 Coma Berenices
M99 Galaxy, spiral 65.5°↗️ 153.6° 12:18:49.30 14:25:03.0 7/19/2024 5:33 PM EDT 9.7 Coma Berenices
M100 Galaxy, spiral 66.4°↗️ 150.0° 12:22:54.90 15:49:22.0 7/19/2024 5:37 PM EDT 9.3 Coma Berenices
M101 Galaxy, spiral 59.3°↗️ 43.5° 14:03:12.40 54:20:58.0 7/19/2024 7:17 PM EDT 7.5 Ursa Major
M102 Galaxy, spiral 50.1°↗️ 44.5° 15:06:29.40 55:45:49.0 7/19/2024 8:20 PM EDT 9.9 Draco
M103 Cluster, open 10.5°↘️ 345.7° 1:33:23.00 60:39:00.0 7/20/2024 6:46 AM EDT 7.4 Cassiopeia
M104 Galaxy, spiral 39.1°↗️ 159.3° 12:39:59.30 -11:37:21.0 7/19/2024 5:54 PM EDT 8.3 Virgo
M105 Galaxy, spherical 63.5°↘️ 206.4° 10:47:49.50 12:34:52.0 7/20/2024 3:58 PM EDT 9.5 Leo
M106 Galaxy, spiral 76.8°↗️ 34.7° 12:18:57.80 47:18:25.0 7/19/2024 5:33 PM EDT 8.3 Canes Venatici
M107 Cluster, globular 4.2°↗️ 109.8° 16:32:31.90 -13:03:11.0 7/19/2024 9:46 PM EDT 7.8 Ophiuchus
M108 Galaxy, spiral 70.8°↘️ 350.0° 11:11:29.40 55:40:22.0 7/20/2024 4:22 PM EDT 9.9 Ursa Major
M109 Galaxy, spiral 73.1°↗️ 11.8° 11:57:35.40 53:22:25.0 7/19/2024 5:12 PM EDT 9.8 Ursa Major
M110 Galaxy, spherical -10.0°↘️ 347.7° 0:40:22.10 41:41:07.0 7/20/2024 5:53 AM EDT 7.9 Andromeda

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