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Saturday June 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

The "Morning After" event report from our Observatory Director:

We had a very good observing session. Cloudy skies gave way to fair conditions at star party time with enthusiastic observers ready to look at Saturn even before it was in the eyepiece at 8:45pm (19 minutes before sunset). Many non-members came out to view the night sky including kids; lots of kids, which made the whole event worthwhile. With persistent twilight, we moved between Saturn and double star Cor Caroli (which is a binary). The International Space Station made a very high pass at 9:44pm. Clouds did return and we ended up shutting down the observatory at 10:30pm

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

 

Saturn
 
View Saturn’s rings tilted 22° for us
Earthling observers.  Also view the
fabulous summertime globular clusters
while listening to the finest acoustical
treasures played all evening long
 

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Tonight's visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

ISS:

 -3.2 magnitude pass at 9:42:24pm

HST:

 no passes tonight

Iridium Flares:

 0.8 magnitude pass at 10:27:37pm



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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 (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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