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Thursday March 12, 2015 from 7:45pm to 10:00pm

Status updated at 4:20pm by our Observatory Director:

It's a beautiful night so let's have a star party!  The observatory will be open
at 7:45 PM this evening.  We hope to see you here!


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?

The ecliptic is very high placing Jupiter at optimal observing elevation. Herschel's Double Cluster, Bode's Galaxy, & Cigar Galaxy are all well placed for viewing with 16" observatory telescope. We plan to have a C5 set up for wide field viewing of the Pleiades & Bee Hive Cluster. Forecasters are calling for a return of winter by end of next week so let's take advantage of another premium night with moderate temperatures.

 IMPORTANT NOTICE:  With snowy conditions, special consideration must be taken concerning parking: Parking is only available on the road north of observatory and in the Park Rangers' parking lot.  Continued snow melt will probably allow parking in front of observatory by Wednesday evening.  Please, regardless of snow melt, do not park on the observatory grounds as this will cause us serious problems with the park service by causing ruts in the lawn.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:



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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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