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Saturday May 25, 2013 at 1:00PM

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

Saturday Solar Party
View sunspots, prominences and solar flares
on our star, the Sun, with detail shown
only when the view is limited to the light of
Hydrogen-alpha (H-α) at 656.28 nm (6562.8 Ångstroms)
provided by specially equipped solar telescopes.


here for a current movie of the Sun in H-α light
here for a current photo of the Sun in white light

.Our amateur radio astronomers will be searching for celestial radio signals. Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are all well placed for daytime viewing (with a little luck).

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This event

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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...

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

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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