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Tuesday Sept 23, 2014 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on 9/23/2014 at 4:50pm

It's a beautiful night, the observatory will be open at 7:30pm


Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory

 

Impromptu Event!

It looks like a great evening for stargazing; cool temperatures, low humidity, and clear skies.
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What will we be looking at tonight?

Early birds will be treated to view of Saturn before it sets. We'll be exploring the remains of a star that exploded 5000 years ago and observing many new objects including a galaxy discovered by William Herschel and many planetary nebulae and open clusters. Neptune clears the treeline by 9:45pm.  Star party temperature in mid 50's - just perfect, but bring a jacket.
We'll have the Best Free Coffee in Akron brewing all observing session.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

ISS:

 No passes tonight

HST:

 No passes tonight

Iridium Flares:

 -3.5 mag Iridium 75 pass at 8:12:32pm
just 3°above and 1°right of Polaris!



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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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