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Monday Oct 8, 2012 from 7:30 to 10:00PM

Special impromptu Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory
Public is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Note from our Observatory Director:  The forecast for Monday evening is for clear skies. Herschel's Double Cluster, Andromeda Galaxy and ET Cluster are on the observing list. The best free coffee in Akron will be brewing throughout the observing session. The observatory will be open at 7pm. I hope to see you there!

Remember to dress for 15F cooler than
predicted nighttime low temperature.
 

Hot off the presses!  Comet P/Hergenrother (168P) has suddenly, and quite unexpectedly, brightened to mag 10. Here's a chart of positions for the comet tonight. It's in the Great Square of Pegasus and is closest to Alpheratz at the corner of the square nearest to M31.
 

P/Hergenrother (168P) - Positions on Monday 10/8/2012
TIME (EDT) RA DEC
8:00pm 0h 00m 08.05s N25 14' 41.4"
9:00pm 0h 00m 04.27s N25 16' 23.3"
10:00pm 0h 00m 00.43s N25 18' 04.8"
11:00pm 23h 59m 56.55s N25 19' 45.8"



Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory
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Image below of Comet P/Hergenrother (168P) was captured at this event by ACA member Rick Burke:

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...
 
 
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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