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Monday Aug 25, 2014 - 8:15 PM to 10:30 PM

The observatory will be open tonight at 8:00pm for stargazing.
We'll have Big Band music tonight, also!

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

 

Impromptu Event!

It looks like a great evening for stargazing; cool temperatures, low humidity, and clear skies.

On tonight's observing list...

  ◊  Saturn
  ◊  Great Hercules Cluster (M13 aka NGC 6205)
  ◊  Blinking Nebula (NGC 6826)
  ◊  Wild Duck Cluster (M11 aka NGC 6705)
  ◊  globular cluster M22 (aka NGC 6656)
  ◊  Swan Nebula (M16 aka NGC 6611)
  ◊  Ring Nebula (M57 aka NGC 6720)
  ◊  globular cluster M15 (aka NGC 7078)
  ◊  Butterfly Cluster (M6 aka NGC 6405)
  ◊  Albireo, and more.

  Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory

.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

ISS:

 -0.6 magnitude pass at 9:08:35pm

HST:

 No passes tonight

Iridium Flares:

 -0.8 magnitude pass at 8:47:16pm



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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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