What can you see tonight?

Want to know what will be in the sky tonight for your location? Enter your details below.

1. Select a point in time to report on.
  or choose a specific date + time - Y: M: D: H: m:

2. Pick your timezone.

3. Enter your geographic coordinates.

Note: the default pre-populated timezone and lat/lon values are based on your current IP address checked against the free GeoIP database; they may be wrong!
Need help finding your coordinates? Click here to launch the Google Maps locator!

4. Select a maximum visual magnitude. (relevant for DSOs only)
up to 3 - visible to naked eye in metro neighbourhood
up to 6.5 - visible to naked eye in perfect conditions
up to 9.5 - visible with good 7x50 binoculars
up to 12 - visible with an entry level telescope
up to 15 - you're using a good telescope! (lots of results)

5. Which DSOs to display?

All types
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AsterismBright Nebula
Cluster with NebulosityGalaxy Cluster
GalaxyGlobular Cluster
Globular Cluster in a GalaxyCluster with Nebulosity in the LMC
Open ClusterPlanetary Nebula
Cluster with Nebulosity in the SMCGlobular Cluster in the SMC
Open Cluster in the SMCSupernova Remnant
Quasar2 Stars