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Thursday Oct 23, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director by 4:15pm on 10/22/2014

Due to weather conditions, the Wednesday 10/22/2014
event has been postponed until Thursday 10/23/2014


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?

Uranus & Neptune are well-placed for observing. Herschel's Double Cluster is also well-placed and a favorite treat to observe. We'll have a close-up view of Double Cluster in the 16" observatory telescope and a wide-field view of the 1.7 degree celestial object in our 8" Dobsonian. Dreyer's description for this object in NGC is "!", which is shorthand for remarkable. Shining at 4th magnitude, it's hard to believe this object wasn't discovered by Messier. Many other objects on the observing list.
 

We'll have the Best Free Coffee in Akron brewing all observing session.

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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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