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Monday, August 29, 2011 at 8:30PM

Special Event at the ACA Observatory

Come out to view Comet Garradd (C/2009 P1)!
(Weather Permitting)

Currently in the constellation Sagitta, this comet
is shinning at magnitude 8.1 and is easy to see in
our telescopes, and with binoculars, if you know
where to look.  The observatory will be open
from 8:30pm until approximately 11:00pm.

Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory


  For a finder chart for the next few days, click here
  For orbital elements, distance, apparent motion, etc., click here
Note: Information will be updated daily and will include exact coordinates for locating the comet

Image below taken by member Lenny Marek from his home observatory in Parma, OH  
(click for larger image)

Status: This event  

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

Solar System objects rise/set times on this date
Jet Stream (updates automatically to latest available image)
    The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air)
    If we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area.
    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.

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