What's up this month (January)
all times based on mid month
God of the see
Neptune is an early evening object, visible after dusk from about 17:45 24 degrees above the south western horizon setting at 20:53.
Little Blue Marble
Uranus is still a good object this month, it is visible from around 17:45 and at its highest at 18:08, 49 degrees above the southern horizon and will be observable until around 22:41 when it sinks to 21 degrees above the western horizon.
Still visible in the early evening
By mid month Saturn would have passed behind the Sun at Solar conjunction. It is not observable from Worthing this month.
Jupiter will have recently passeger behind the Sun, it will be visible in the dawn sky rising at 05:09 2 hours and 48 minutes before the Sun. However it will only get to 13 degrees above the south eastern horizon before being lost to dawn around 07:31
Good Morning Venus
Venus rises at 04:22 and can be seen at a height of 18 degrees above the horizon to the south before fading into the dawn skies at around 07:31. Venus sets by 13:18. A keen viewer may still be able to see it with a telescope after it has faded from naked eye observing.
Mars still prominent
Mars becomes visible after dusk by 17:07 mid month reaching its highest point of 42 degrees. it will set at 23:19. Still moving further away from Earth it will continue to fade.
Deep Sky Objects
M45 (mag 1.6) 12:46 - 05:25
M44 (mag 3.1) 18:07 - 09:48
NGC1981 (mag 4.2) 17:09 - 04:37
NGC869 (mag 3.7) all night
NGC884 (mag 3.8) all night
M47 (mag 4.4) 20:02 - 05:46
NGC884 (mag 6.1) all night
M5 (mag 5.7) 02:23 - Dawn
M13 (mag 5.8) 23:24 - Dawn
M3 (mag 6.4) 22:05 - Dawn
M15 (mag 6.4) 07:42 - 21:52
M92 (mag 6.5) all night
M2 (mag 6.2) 08:51 - 20:50
M31 (mag 3.4) all night
NGC2232 (mag 4.2) 18:04 - 05:27
NGC2244 (mag 4.8) 17:20 - 06:20
M33 (mag 4.3) 09:37 - 04:07
M81 (mag 6.9) all night
M82 (mag 4.6) all night
M104 (mag 8.0) 00:53 - 11:04
M101 (mag 7.9) all night
M110 (mag 8.1) all night
M32 (mag 8.1) all night
M94 (mag 8.2) all night
M51 (mag 8.4) all night
NGC2403 (mag 8.4) all night
Here are a few of the double stars to look out for this month, see if you can split them.
Albireo, Cygnus Beta star
Almach (Gamma Andromedae), Yellow / Blue
59 Andromodae, Blue / Blue
56 Andromodae, Yellow / Yellow / Dim
6 Trianguli, Yellow / Blue
Lambda Arietis, Yellow / Blue
Mesarthim, White / White
Iota Cassiopeiae, White / White / White
Struve 163, Orange / Blue / Blue
Eta Cassiopeiae, Yellow / Red
Burnham 1, 4x White
Struve 3053, Orange / Blue
Sigma Cassiopeiae, Blue / Blue
There are lots more...
Get your bearings
These are a few of the brighter stars and their constellations.
Aldebaran, constellation Hyades
Capella, constellation Auriga
Castor & Pollux, constellation Gemini
Deneb, constellation Cygnus
Rigel, constellation Orion
Vega, constellation Lyra
Altair, constellation Aquila
Betelgeuse, constellation Orion
Procyon, constellation Canis Minor
Sirius, constellation Canis Major
International Space Station
There is website link to ISS transits on our links page
There is one Lunar transit this month visible from worthing. Date: 22-01-2019 Time: 20:06:51.23 Duration of 2.34 seconds.
There are no direct transits of the Solar disk that are visible from our area this month.