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The Astronomy Club of Akron

Tuesday October 8, 2013 from 7:15PM to 10:15PM


 Public Observing Event  
 at the ACA Observatory  
 Impromptu (unscheduled) Star Party

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This event

Here are some of the objects we'll be viewing tonight:

Moon  - The Earth's satellite, four days old and a beautiful waxing crescent
M15  - Remarkable globular cluster in nice star field in Pegasus
NGC 869/884  - Herschel's Double Cluster in Perseus
NGC 7009  - Saturn Nebula in Aquarius, discovered by William Herschel in 1782
M31 & M32  - Andromeda Galaxy & companion galaxy
NGC 7331  - Milky Way "twin" 40 million light-years away

Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:


 - 8:29:53pm  -3.4mag in southwest to Cygnus


 - None tonight

Iridium Flares

 - None tonight

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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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