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Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Conditions look good for tonight's star party - clear skies, no Moon, and low humidity. Observatory open at 8:15pm. Please read dress suggestion below. Also, please park on asphalt as observatory grounds are damp.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

 

Impromptu Event!

Tonight, we'll be taking advantage of clear weather...Jupiter, Mars, M82 galaxy, Ghost of Jupiter, globular cluster M3, open cluster M37 and the Eskimo Nebula are on the observing list. Please remember to dress for 15F lower than night time predicted low. Temperature at star party time will be around 45F.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

ISS

 - 2 passes tonight!  Click for information

HST

 - 1 pass tonight!  Click for information

Iridium Flares

 - 2 passes tonight!  Click for information



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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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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
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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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