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The Night Sky for December 2014

Rise/Set Times for December 22, 2014
Sunrise: 07:23
Sunset: 17:00
Darkness Ends: 05:50
Astro Twlight Ends: 06:21
(Daylight)
Astro Twlight Begins: 18:02
Darkness Begins: 18:33
Moonrise: 07:41
Moonset: 18:10
Illumination: 0%%
December Moon Phases
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
Monthly Sky Chart
December Messier Objects
M# Catalog Const Type S.B. Mag Size (min) Common Name
52 NGC 7654 Cas OCl 21.0 8.0 13.0
103 NGC 581 Cas OCl 21.1 7.0 6.0
77 NGC 1068 Cet Gal 20.2 10.5 7 x 6
34 NGC 1039 Per OCl 21.1 6.0 35.0
76 NGC 650 Per PlN 18.7 12.0 2.7 x 1.8 Little Dumbell Nebula
74 NGC 628 Psc Gal 22.4 10.5 10.2 x 9.5
33 NGC 598 Tri Gal 22.8 7.0 73 x 45 Triangulum Galaxy
Selected December Double Stars
Object Name Const RA Dec Mag A Mag B Size
1 Camelopardalis Cam 04h 32m.0 +53° 55' 5.7 6.8 10.3"
118 Tauri Tau 05h 29m.3 +25° 09' 5.8 6.6 4.8"
12 Lyncis Lyn 06h 46m.2 +59° 27' 5.4 7.3 8.7"
32 Eridani Eri 03h 54m.3 -02° 57' 4.8 6.1 6.8"
55 Eridani Eri 04h 43m.6 -08° 48' 6.7 6.8 9.2"
Alpha Piscium Psc 02h 02m.0 +02° 46' 4.2 5.1 1.7"
Alpha Ursa Minoris Uma 02h 31m.8 +89° 16' 2.0 9.0 18.4"
Beta Monocerotis Mon 06h 28m.8 -07° 02' 4.7 5.2 7.3"
Beta Orionis Ori 05h 14m.5 -08° 12' 0.1 6.8 9.5"
Chi Tauri Tau 04h 22m.6 +25° 38' 5.5 7.6 19.4"
Delta Orionis Ori 05h 32m.0 -00° 18' 2.2 6.3 52.6"
Epsilon Canis Majoris Cma 06h 58m.6 -28° 58' 1.5 7.4 7.5"
Epsilon Monocerotis Mon 06h 23m.8 +04° 36' 4.5 6.5 13.4"
Eta Persei Per 02h 50m.7 +55° 54' 3.8 8.5 28.3"
Gamma Andromedae And 02h 03m.9 +42° 20' 2.3 5.5 9.8"
Gamma Ceti Cet 02h 43m.3 +03° 14' 3.5 7.3 2.8"
Gamma Leporis Leo 05h 44m.5 -22° 27' 3.7 6.3 96"
Iota Orionis Ori 05h 35m.4 -05° 55' 2.8 6.9 11.3"
Iota Trianguli Tri 02h 12m.4 +30° 18' 5.3 6.9 3.9"
Lamda Orionis Ori 05h 35m.1 +09° 56' 3.6 5.5 4.4"
Sigma Orionis Ori 05h 38m.7 -02° 36' 4.2 5.1 41.6"
Struve 331 Per 03h 00m.9 +52° 21' 5.3 6.7 12.1"
Struve 747 Ori 05h 35m.0 -06° 00' 4.8 5.7 35.7"
Theta 1 Orionis Ori 05h 35m.3 -05° 23' 5.1 6.7 12.9"
Theta 2 Orionis Ori 05h 35m.4 -05° 25' 5.2 6.5 52"
Theta Aurigae Aur 05h 59m.7 +37° 13' 2.6 7.1 3.6"
Zeta Orionis Ori 05h 40m.8 -01° 57' 1.9 4.0 50"
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